SURVIVORS OF THE 21ST PENNSYLVANIA VOLUNTEER CAVALRY ASSOCIATION—GETTYSBURG, PA., SEPTEMBER 28, 1910, FROM THE FAMILY OF GEORGE W. MOWERS, COMPANY D

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Item Code: B6283B

No publisher, no date. 16 pp. [numbered 441-457, in page sequence of earlier reunion pamphlets. In lightly faded gray wraps, 6” x 9. Else VG. In protective sleeve.

Organized at Harrisburg in February 1864, the 21st PA Cavalry moved to Washington and then joined the Army of the Potomac at Cold Harbor in June. Present at the Siege of Petersburg, the unit engaged in Cavalry action at Popular Springs Church and Boynton Plank road. Also engaged at Five Forks and Sailors Creek during the concluding Appomattox Campaign. During service the 21st lost 84 men killed and mortally wounded and 118 to disease for a total of 202.

In its relatively brief service this unit saw considerable action, as its casualty figures attest. Solid 21st PA Cav collectible.

This comes from the papers of George W. Mowers, preserved by his family and recently acquired by us. George Mowers and his brother Samuel alternated in their army service. Samuel signed up for nine-month’s service the 126th Pennsylvania Infantry and was discharged in May, little more than month before George enrolled in the 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry. When George mustered out from that unit after it finished its six-month tour of duty, Samuel signed into it for three-year’s service. At the end of the war, however, they were in close proximity. George enlisted in the 87th PA and served four months, February through June 1865. Both units saw fighting at Petersburg and the pursuit of Lee. After the war the brothers were both members of the 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry Association.  [JP]

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