The Jerome Peirce Letter Collection

Discover the story of Sergeant Jerome Peirce, a soldier in the American Civil War. Peirce enlisted in the Union army in the summer of 1862 and served as part of the 36th Massachusetts Regiment until he was killed in the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House in May 1864.

This site houses hundreds of letters written to, from, and about Jerome Peirce. Browse through five different collections and see the Timeline and StoryMap for more information.



Sources:
The Jerome Peirce Collection, 1862-1864. From the National Park Service.

Rokus, Josef W. "The Sgt. Jerome Peirce Story: 'Once Lost, Now Found, Never Forgotten,'" 2016.

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Jerome Peirce, From Jerome to Allie, April 26, 1864

Jerome Peirce 1864, From Jerome to Allie, April 26, 1864, HIST 428 (Spring 2020), University of Mary Washington

From Jerome to Allie

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Jerome Peirce, From Jerome to Friends/Brother [Name not indicated], April 21, 1864

Jerome Peirce 1864, From Jerome to Friends/Brother [Name not indicated], April 21, 1864, HIST 428 (Spring 2020), University of Mary Washington

From Jerome to Friends/Brother [Name not indicated]

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Jerome Peirce, From Jerome to Allie, April 20, 1864

Jerome Peirce 1864, From Jerome to Allie, April 20, 1864, HIST 428 (Spring 2020), University of Mary Washington

From Jerome to Allie

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