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The Civil War military archive of Captain William D. Reitzel of the 2nd PA Volunteer Reserve Corps and the 195th PA Infantry; image credit on full record.
Captain William Reitzel's Civil War military grouping including a US belt plate and spur; image credit on full record.
Example of photographs from Captain William Reitzel's Civil War military grouping; image credit on full record.
A cabinet card and various letters and documents from Captain Reitzel's Civil War military grouping; image credit on full record.
Captain Reitzel's Civil War GAR medal; image credit on full record.
The eagle breastplate stamped J.I. Pittman from Captain Reitzel's military grouping; image credit on full record.

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Archive-Military; Civil War, Pennsylvania, 195th Infantry, Reitzel (William), Accoutrements, Diary, etc.

Large Civil War grouping related to Captain William D. Reitzel and his service in the 2nd PA Volunteer Reserve Corps and the 195th PA Infantry. Grouping [military archive] includes:

1) belt with lead-filled brass buckle, square with eagle overlay;
2) bull's-eye canteen with cover and strap (lacking plug and chain);
3) eagle breastplate with manufacturer's stamp "J.I. Pittman";
4) US belt plate;
5) GAR medal [Grand Army of the Republic];
6) cap box containing 5 Minie balls (leather exhibits some dryness and breaks);
7) tinted albumin of Reitzel standing in uniform with sword (7" high by 5" wide);
8) small tin type bust view of Reitzel in uniform;
9) cabinet card of Reitzel standing in uniform with sword;
10) ruby ambrotype of Reitzel in uniform;
11) Civil War period diary kept by Reitzel, diary in pencil with some battle content descriptions (writing is light with damage to diary and no covers);
12) 50 plus enlistment forms for members of the 2nd PRVC;
13) single iron spur;
14) 150 plus letters, documents, and official forms related to Reitzel's Civil War service, pension, and family members;
15) 3 CDVs including 2 bust views of Reitzel in uniform and 1 of Reitzel with wife in civilian clothes;
16) cabinet card of Reitzel in civilian clothes;
17) booklet titled Last Charge at Gettysburg;
18) CDV of John Schroeder, company K, 195th PA;
19) discharge of Reitzel as Captain of the 195th PA....[more information available via subscription]

p4A Item D9699367
Category:  ephemera    Origin:  Pennsylvania
Type:  archives - family    Year:  1861 - 1865

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