Fighting to Preserve the Union part 2

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Colonel John W. Andrew’s personal account of the First Delaware Infantry Regiment’s role in the Battle of Antietam during the Civil War.

Fighting to Preserve the Union

Colonel John W. Andrew enlisted in September of 1861 in Wilmington for the duration of three years. He mustered out in October of 1861 from Hare’s Corner under Lt. Derrickson. He was in the 1st regiment of the Delaware Infantry Volunteers. John mustered out of Washington D.C. in January of 1863 and resigned a month later on the Surgeon Generals Certificate of Disability. The Colonel died in 1881 and is buried at the Old Swedes Church in Wilmington.
This letter was found in Military Miscellaneous records of the Civil War. This collection also includes quarter master reports on equipment and clothing; muster in and out rolls, morning reports, monthly returns and enrollment books.