Private Jesse S. Moyer


Jesse S. Moyer enlisted in Company C of the 138th Pennsylvania Volunteers in August of 1862.  His company was recruited primarily from Norristown and Bridgeport.  The 138th regiment saw action in several major engagements of the war, including the Wilderness, Spottsylvania and Cold Harbor .  Jesse wrote two accounts of his service.  His handwriting is small and difficult to read, but provide interesting details of life on the march.

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He survived till the end of the war, mustering out in June of 1865 at the ripe old age of 21.


This collection of his papers was donated to the Historical Society of Montgomery County by his son, Samuel H. Moyer (accession number 1957.10603).

Please join us on May 24th at 11am for a Memorial Day ceremony at Montgomery Cemetery, located at 1 Hartfranft Ave., in West Norriton.  We’ll have an exhibit of many of our military related papers and artifacts.


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