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First Lt. William D. Warfel, 143 PA Infantry, Co. E Collection of Civil War Documents
3/3/2011 - ONLINE American History Timed Auction
46 documents, most military returns from June 1865, associated with the mustering out of the 143rd PA Vols., signed by Warfel as the Quartermaster of Co. E. One return is from Edmund Dana, Col. of the 143rd, later Brig. Gen. by brevet. Also included is Warfel's commission as Quartermaster, dated 17 May 1865, and a mustering in form for his promotion from 8 June 1865. There is also paperwork for a 48-hour leave the same month. Plus Warfel's appointment as sergeant from Feb. 1863. There is also a file of photocopies of his pension papers, which document an injury sustained early in his military career, when he was attacked by a horse.

William D. Warfel enlisted as a private in Sept. 1862 in the 143rd PA Vols. The following year he was appointed Quartermaster Sergeant, then Quartermaster just before mustering out. The 143rd, although somewhat a late-comer to the action, joined the Army of the Potomac in Jan. 1863. With that army it fought at Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Bealeton Station, Bristoe, Rappahannock, Warrenton, Rapidan, Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Cold Harbor, Totopotomoy, Bethesda Church, at the seige of Petersburg and the mine explosion, and many more engagements.


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Papers in fairly good condition, in part since they are from late in the war. The first commission is a bit toned and water spotted.
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