Reese Harris Egbert

First Name: Reese
Middle Name(s): Harris
Last Name: Egbert
Co. E, 74th Pennsylvania Infantry
Residence (County): 
Northumberland County, PA

Reese Harris Egbert was born on October 19, 1832 to Daniel Egbert and Sarah Harris in Milton, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. Reese Egbert’s father had died in 1850, and although he had had nine siblings in all, at the time these letters were written he only had four remaining: a brother named Daniel and three sisters named Elizabeth, Sarah, and Lydia. He was married to Margaret Rupert, with whom he had two children: Francis Martin and Sarah Lydia. Egbert mustered into service on February 28, 1865 with Company E, 74th Pennsylvania Infantry and died on June 20, 1865 in West Union, West Virginia.

Authored Letters

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ID Letter Date Author Recipient From To
14038 Egbert1 April 21, 1865 Reese Harris Egbert “Dere Mother Brother & sisters” Beverly, Randolph County, VA Milton, Northumberland County, PA
14041 Egbert2 May 3, 1865 Reese Harris Egbert Lydia Egbert Beverly, Randolph County, VA Milton, Northumberland County, PA

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