Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
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Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society
P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17
Scope and Content: This collection contains letters home written by Pvt. Phineas H. Skellenger during the American Civil War, letters from Skellenger’s unit (15th N.M. Vol. Inf.) to newspapers, and published letters written by members of this unit.
(1 box) Last updated 08/04.
Biographical/Historical: Phineas Skellenger fought during the Civil War in the 15th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry, Company F, 1st N.J. Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Corps. It is believed that he died on June 27, 1864. Sgt. William MacKenzie Thompson served in Co. G of the 15th. Sgt. Paul Kuhl served in Co. A of the same regiment. Other authors of letters included are L. A. Voorhees and Jack MacKenzie.
Cite As: Phineas Skellenger Collection, 1500 WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.
Skellenger, Phineas – Letters Home, published in Hunterdon Gazette and Hunterdon Republican, 1862-1864
Skellenger, Phineas H – Letters Home, August 31, 1862 – June 23, 1864, Pvt. 15th New Jersey Vol. Infantry, Co. F 1st NJ Brigade, 1st Division 6th Corps, typescript (photocopy)