14 responses

31 03 2009
Dennis P. Bielewicz

Dear Harry Smeltzer,

Can you please share the address and/or email address for Roger D. Hunt? I would like to contact him to correspond about several photographs of one of my relatives he donated to the USAMHI. I have other Civil War soldier photographs he might be interested in.

thank you,

D.P. Bielewicz

31 03 2009
Harry Smeltzer


I’d like to oblige you, but I’ve never corresponded with Mr. Hunt, and don’t know how to get hold of him.

5 06 2009

We are relatives of Captain TJ and Dr. Langston Goree, CSA.
TJ was my grandmother’s (Fannie Brevard Goree) uncle and Dr. Langston was my great grandfather.

5 06 2009

We have a post bellum daguerrotype showing all the Goree brothers. Dr. Langston Goree caught a Minie ball in his left hand at Manassas, but persuaded the surgeon to leave him a thumb and 2 adjacent fingers, since he was a dentist. The wounded hand shows in the photo.

5 06 2009
Harry Smeltzer

Cool, David. If there are any letters or photos you’d like to share to be added to the database here, let me know. Thanks for stopping by.

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19 04 2013

Hi, I am doing a project for my school on the book “Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter” and am researching fact vs. fiction in the book. On page 272, it describes a young Union private damed Andrew Merrow who wrote to his wife on July 23, 1861 about the events of the battle and the “vampires” he had encountered. According to the book, it was long-thought to be a fiction work but, in reality, it was fact. It also states that this letter is held in the Harvard Archives, though there is no direct evidence of it on their website. Though I know the letter’s contents was fiction (obviously) I was just curious to know if the letter actually existed. Thank you for your time!

19 04 2013
Harry Smeltzer

Olivia – no, the letter does not exist.

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