Letters by Cpl. David P. Wray

These two letters were penned by Cpl. David P. Wray (1841-1910) of Co. B, 118th Pennsylvania Infantry. David does not say in his letters how he knew Statler nor how he was called upon to write the letter to Statler’s wife informing her of his death. Wray was wounded in action on 20 September 1862. Following his injury he may have been detailed as a nurse. He did not muster out of the service until 5 June 1865—three days after this letter was written. After he returned from the war, Wray married Sallie Hunter (1866) and worked as a “Moulder” in Philadelphia.

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