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Hill Family Letter Collection
153rd Regiment New york Volunteers

This collection consists of 238 letters. The links below are to scans of the physical letters.
Most of the letters have been transcribed. Here is a link to a file with all of the transcriptions.

Date From Place To Notes
2/27/1855 Morris, John F. Greenfield, NY Cousin mentions Uncle Seth
3/23/1856 Hill, Erastus Madison Hill, Seth  
7/6/1858 Hewit, Maget (?) Philadelphia, PA Hill, Sally from friend or sister of Sally
12/19/1859 Hewit, Esther Philadelphia, PA Hill, Sally Sally is Esther's aunt
4/14/1860 Hill, John Glens Falls, NY Hill, Seth Addressed to brother
9/7/1860 Bennet, Merey N/A Hill, Seth  
?/25/1861 Hewit, Esther Philadelphia, PA Hill, Sally Addressed to aunt and cousin
1/8/1861 Latham, Helen A. Saratoga Springs, NY Hill, Sally
3/15/1861 Billings, R. W.   Hill, Mr. (Seth?)  
3/25/1861 Adkins, Isaac K. Newport, OH Hill, Josiah H. Addressed to aunt and uncle
4/8/1861 Billings, R. W. Saratoga Springs, NY Hill, Seth  
5/13/1861 Hewit, James Philadelphia, PA Hill, Sally Addressed to aunt and cousin
7/11/1861 Hill, C.C. Saratoga Springs, NY Hill, Sally (?)  
11/13/1861 Carr, B.H. Saratoga Springs, NY Hill, Fredrick Addressed to cousin
11/24/1861 Hill, Erastus Wolcott, NY Hill, Sally  
11/24/1861 Hewit, Esther Philadelphia, PA Hill, George George and Esther are cousins
12/15/1861 Hill, Harriet Syracuse, NY Hill, Sally Envolped addressed to Seth , but letter says Dear Mother (maybe wrong envelop?)
3/2/1862 Hewit, Esther Philadelphia, PA Hill, George Addressed to aunt and cousin
3/7/1862 Hill, Seth New York City, NY Hill, Sally Where did this date come from?
11/2/1862 Hill, George Porters Corners, NY Hill, Seth  
11/3/1862 Mitchell, Lucy G. N/A Hill, Seth Addressed to friend
11/10/1862 Hill, George Porters Corners, NY Hill, Seth  
11/17/1862 Evans, Sadie Gloversville Hil, Seth Addressed to friend
11/24/1862 Hill, George Porters Corners, NY Hill, Seth  
12/4/1862 Hill, George Posters Corners, NY Hill, Seth  
12/10/1862 Kested, James Greenfield, NY Hill, Seth Addressed to friend
12/21/1862 Hill, George Porters Corners, NY Hill, Seth probably Seth
12/28/1862 Hill, C.C. White Oak Church, VA Hill, Sally  
1/2/1863 Hill, George (Sally's uncle) Willsons Wharfe (Willson's Wharf), VA Hill, Sally Addressed to niece
1/14/1863 Hill, George Willsons Wharfe (Willson's Wharf), VA Hill, Sally  
1/26/1863 N/A N/A Hill, Seth  
2/8/1863 Hill, George Fort Schuyler, NY Hill, Sally  
4/2/1863 Bukoe (?), Rosetta Saratoga Springs, NY Hill, Seth Addressed to friend
2/27/1863 Hill, George Glouster (Gloucester) Point, VA Hill, Sally  
3/7/1863 Hill, Seth Washington, D.C. Hill, Sally  
3/30/1863 Hill, George Fort Pochahontas, VA Hill, Sally  
4/12/1863 Davis, Anna N/A Hill, Seth Addressed to friend
4/12/1863 Hill, Seth Natchitoches, LA Hill, Sally 153rd, Company H was in LA in 1864, but Virginia in 1863 (maybe date wrong?)
4/17/1863 Hill, George Fort Pochahontas, VA Hill, Sally  
5/3/1863 Davis, Anna N/A Hill, Seth  
5/4/1863 Hill, George and Austin, Annie Greenfield Centre, NY Hill, Seth  
6/2/1863 Hill, George Greenfield Center, NY Hill, Seth probably Seth
6/3/1863 Harris, Jane N/A Hill, Seth Addressed to friend
6/14/1863 Davis, Anna Fonda Hill, Seth Addressed to friend
6/23/1863 Harris, Jane N/A Hill, Seth  
7/3/1863 Jones, Samuel Porters Corners, NY Hill, Seth  
7/19/1863 Hill, C.C. Maryland Hill, Sally  
10/15/1863 Knickerbocker, Sally Ann Saratoga Springs, NY Brother probably Seth
12/8/1863 Carr (Karr), Adaline and Stringham, Albert Wolcott, NY Hill, Sally  
12/13/1863 Knickerbocker, Sally Ann Philadelphia, PA Mother and Brother  
7/8/1863 Harris, Jane N/A Hill, Seth  
1/28/1864 Hill, George Fort Schuyler, NY Hill, Sally Is this 1863 not 1864?
2/9/1864 Hill, Seth Washington, D.C. Hill, Sally  
2/15/1864 Hill, George Fort Schuyler, NY, McDougall Barracks Hill, Sally  
2/18/1864 Hill, Seth Washington, D.C. Hill, Sally  
2/19/1864 Hill, Seth Alexandria, VA Hill, Sally  
2/19/1864 Hill, Seth Stephen's Depot, VA Hill, Sally two letters written on the same day
2/25/1864 Latham, Helen A. Saratoga Springs, NY Hill, Sally  
3/6/1864 Hill, Seth Franklin, VA Hill, Sally  
3/7/1864 Adkins, Isaac K. Newport, OH Hill, Sally  
3/10/1864 Hill, George Glouster (Gloucester) Point, VA Hill, Sally  
3/11/1864 Hill, Seth Franklin, VA Hill, Sally  
3/12/1864 Hill, Seth Florida, LA Hill, Sally No name on letter, but written to Mother (Sally), so one of her sons
3/26/1864 Hill, Seth Alexandria, VA Hill, Sally  
3/26/1864 Hill, George Gloucester Point, VA Hill, Sally  
3/27/1864 Hill, George N/A N/A Probably to Sally because he talks about sending money
4/4/1864 Hill, Seth Natchitoches, LA Hill, Sally Also includes newspaper cutout of a poem "A Rainy Day in Camp"
4/7/1864 Hill, George Gloucester Point, VA Hill, Sally  
4/16/1864 Hill, Seth Grandecore (Grand Ecore), LA Hill, Sally  
4/23/1864 Latham, Nettie Saratoga Springs, NY Hill, Seth Addressed to uncle
5/8/1864 Hill, Seth Alexandria, LA Hill, Sally  
5/10/1864 Almira Alexandria Bay, Jefferson County, NY My dear cousin  
5/11/1864 Hill, George Yorktown, VA Hill, Sally  
5/23/1864 N/A N/A Hill, Sally Original letter missing
5/25/1864 Hill, George Yorktown, VA Hill, Sally  
5/30/1864 Hill, Seth Alexandria, LA Hill, Sally  
5/31/1864 Hill, Seth Margazie Bend, LA (?) Hill, Sally  
6/12/1864 Hill, George William's Wharf, VA Hill, Sally  
6/12/1864 Hill, Seth Marganzia Bend, LA (?) Hill, Sally  
6/14/1864 Hill, Seth Marganzia Bend, LA (?) Hill, Sally  
6/28/1864 Hill, George Willsons Wharfe (Willson's Wharf), VA Hill, Sally  
7/8/1864 Hill, Seth N/A Hill, Sally  
7/11/1864 Hill, George Willsons Wharfe (Wilson's Wharf), VA Hill, Sally  
7/18/1864 Hill, George Willsons Wharfe (Wilson's Wharf), VA Hill, Sally  
7/30/1864 Hill, Seth Harper's Ferry, VA Hill, Sally  
8/4/1864 Hill, Seth Fredrick Citty (City), MD, three miles from Hill, Sally  
8/6/1864 Hill, George Willsons Wharfe (Wilson's Wharf), VA Hill, Sally  
8/7/1864 Hill, Seth Boliver Heights (Bolivar Heights), VA Hill, Sally  
8/14/???? (1864?) Hill, George (?) Hampton, PA Hill, Sally  
8/20/1864 Hill, Seth Near Charlestown (Charleston), VA Hill, Sally  
8/21/1864 Hill, Hatt Syracuse, NY Hill, Sally  
8/23/1864 Hill, Seth Boliver Heights (Bolivar Heights), VA Hill, Sally  
9/5/1864 Hill, Seth Fredrick Citty (City), MD Hill, Sally  
9/13/1864 Hill, Seth Fredrick Citty (City), MD, General Hospital Hill, Sally  
9/23/1864 Hill, George Willetts Point, LA, Grant General Hospital Hill, Sally  
9/27/1864 Hill, Seth Harrisanz-Burg (Harrisonburg), VA Hill, Sally  
10/15/1864 Hill, Seth Ceder (Cedar) Creek, VA Hill, Sally  
10/22/1864 Hill, [Seth] Ceder (Cedar) Creek, VA Hill, Sally  
10/27/1864 Hill, [Seth] Ceder (Cedar) Creek, VA Hill, Sally  
11/2/1864 Hill, Seth Mississippi River, 50 miles above Port Hudson, LA Hill, Sally  
11/14/1864 Hill, Seth New Winchester, VA Hill, Sally  
11/15/1864 Hill, Seth N/A Hill, Sally  
11/29 - 12/1/1864 Hill, Seth Camp Rusel (Russell), VA Hill, Sally Multiple letters in one
12/15/1864 Hill, Seth Camp Rusell (Russell), VA Hill, Sally  
12/18/1864 Hill, Seth Camp Rusell (Russell), VA Hill, Sally  
12/23/1864 Carter Camp Runell, VA Hill, Seth  
12/29/1864 Hill, George Syracuse, NY Brother  
?/1865 Hill, Seth N/A Hill, Sally This one mentions Charles Thornton's ring
?/1865 Hill, George Fort Williams, Near Alexandria, VA Hill, Sally  
1/4/1865 Knickerbocker, Sally Ann Saratoga Springs, NY Hill, Seth  
1/12/1865 Carr, Sarah L. Ballston Spa, NY Hill, Sally Sarah is Sally's neice
1/15/1865 Earley, Stuart Greenfield Centre, NY Hill, Seth  
1/22/1865 Hill, George Wilsons Wharfe (Wilson's Wharf), VA Hill, Sally  
2/13/1865 Hill, George Wilsons Wharfe (Wilson's Wharf), VA Hill, Sally  
2/26/1865 Knickerbocker, Sally Ann Saratoga Springs, NY Hill, Seth  
2/28/1865 Hill, George Wilsons Wharfe (Wilson's Wharf), VA Hill, Sally  
2/28/1865 Latham, Nettie Saratoga Springs, NY Hill, Seth  
3/2/1865 Harris, Jane Porters Corners, NY Hill, Seth  
3/5/1865 Hill, Erastus Fort Fisher, South of Petersburgh, VA Hill, Sally  
3/8/1865 Adkins, Isaac K. Newport, OH Hill, Sally Isaac is Sally's nephew
3/19/1865 Latham, Nettie Saratoga Springs, NY Uncle probably Seth
3/10/1865 Hill, Seth Stephen's Depot, VA, Camp Sherden (Sheriden) Hill, Sally  
3/13/1865 Carr, Sarah L. Ballston Spa, NY Hill, Sally Addressed to My Dear Friends
3/25/1865 Hill, Seth Camp Sherden (Sheriden), VA Hill, Sally  
3/28/1865 Hill, Seth Camp Sherden (Sheriden), VA Hill, Sally  
4/2/1865 Hill, Seth Camp Sherden (Sheriden), VA Hill, Sally  
4/2/1865 Hill, Daniel Syracuse, NY Hill, Seth Addressed to brother
4/2/1865 Lucina Greenfield, NY Hill, Seth Addessed to friend
4/4/1865 West, Edwin E. Sturnson Station, VA (?) Sir probably Seth, Sgt. Sanitary Cannipion (?)
4/6/1865 Latham, Helen A. Saratoga Springs, NY Hill, Sally  
4/7/1865 Hill, George Fort Pochahontas, VA, James River Hill, Sally  
4/9/1865 Jate (or Sate?) N/A Hill, Seth Addressed to friend
4/15/1865 Hill, Seth Summit Point, VA Hill, Sally  
4/23/1865 Pike, C.H, and Capt C. H. Camp 153rd NY N/A some sort of note "pass 4 men after commesary stores"
4/23/1865 Knickerbocker, Sally Ann N/A Hill, Seth  
4/25/1865 Hill, Seth Washington, D.C. Hill, Sally  
4/29/1865 Hill, George Fort Pochahontas, VA, Wilsons Wharfe (Wharf) Hill, Sally  
4/30/1865 Hill, Seth Bridesburgh, D.C. Hill, Sally  
5/3/1865 Hill, George Wilsons Wharfe (Wilson's Wharf), VA Hill, Seth  
5/3/1865 Hill, C. C. Danville, VA Hill, Seth Addressed to brother
5/4/1865 Hill, George Willsons Wharfe (Wilson's Wharf), VA Hill, Sally  
5/4/1865 Hill, Erastus Mount Pleasant Hospital Hill, Sally  
5/4/1865 Hill, Seth Laurel Station, MD, Head Quarters Co. H Hill, Sally  
5/6/1865 Hill, Seth Camp Slough, Near Alexandria, VA Hill, Sally Date could say 1863??
5/7/1865 Hill, Seth Laurel Station, MD, Head Quarters Co. H Hill, Sally  
5/11/1865 Harris, Jane Porters Corners, NY Hill, Seth  
5/23/1865 Hill, D. Y., and Hill, H. E. Syracuse, NY Brother Probably Seth, says from Brother and sister
5/26/1865 N/A Laurel Station, MD, Head Quarters Co. H N/A Speech?
5/28/1865 Seatt, Henry A. Porters Corners, NY Hill, Seth  
5/28/1865 Jate (?) N/A Hill, Seth  
5/30/1865 Carr, H. R. N/A Hill, Seth Addressed to cousin
6/12/1865 Hill, George Randolph Macon College, Boydton, VA Hill, Sally  
6/12/1865 Hill, Seth Savannah, GA, Head Quarters 153rd NY Vols. Hill, Sally  
6/24/1865 Hill, George Greenfield Centre, NY Hill, Seth  
6/25/1865 N/A Syracuse, NY Brother missing a page?
6/30/1865 Carroll, Edward Philadelphia, PA (?) Hill, Seth Addressed to friend
7/14/1865 Latham, Nettie and Latham, Marietta Saratoga Springs, NY Hill, Seth 2 letters in one - addressed to uncle (from Nettie?) and brother (from Marietta)
7/16/1865 N/A Porters Corners, NY Friend probably Seth
7/19/1865 Gifford, Eliza N/A Hill, Seth  
7/26/1865 Hill, Seth Savannah, GA, Head Quarters 153rd NY Vols. Hill, Sally  
7/31/1865 Jate (?) N/A Hill, Seth Addessed to friend
8/6/1865 Hill, Seth Savannah, GA Hill, Sally  
8/22/1865 Hill, Seth Savannah, GA, Head Quarters 153rd Regt Hill, Sally  
8/27/1865 Latham, Nettie Saratoga Springs, NY Hill, Seth  
8/30/1865 Hill, Seth Savannah, GA, Head Quarters 153rd NY Vols. Hill, Sally  
9/11/1865 Hill, George Porters Corners, NY Brother probably Seth
9/18/1865 Latham, Nettie Saratoga Springs, NY Uncle probably Seth
9/27/1865 Hill, Seth Savannah, GA, Head Quarters 153rd NY Vols. Hill, Sally  
10/8/1865 Hill, Erastus Galen, NY Hill, Sally  
10/8/1865 Bolster, J. S. Chesterton, NY Hill, George  
12/1/1865 Hill, John Glens Falls, NY Mother/Brother probably Seth
1/21/1866 Hill, John Glens Falls, NY Brother/Mother probably Seth
4/28/1866 Hill, John Glens Falls, NY Brother/Mother probably Seth
6/26/1866 Hill, John Glens Falls, NY Brother/Mother probably Seth
10/4/1866 Holsapple, John (?) N/A Hill, Seth  
12/9/1866 Rowland, T. M. Porters Corners, NY Hill, Seth Addressed to friend
1/6/1867 Hill, Erastus Galen, NY Brother probably Seth
1/23/1867 Davis, Anna Jonda (?) Hill, Seth  
4/28/1867 Hill, George Stillwater, NY Brother probably Seth
5/26/1867 (?) Hill, John Glens Falls, NY Brother/Mother probably Seth
5/31/1867 Price, B. W. Washington, D.C. Hill, Seth From the War Department, Paymaster General's Office
6/21/1867 (?) Davis, Anna Jonda (?) Hill, Seth  
7/7/1867 Hill, John Glens Falls, NY Hill, Seth  
9/3/1867 Hill, John Glens Falls, NY Brother/Mother probably Seth
9/22/1867 Hill, George Saratoga Springs, NY Brother probably Seth
10/29/1867 Hill, John Glens Falls, NY Hill, Seth Addressed to brother and mother
10/31/1867 Knickerbocker, John Saratoga Springs, NY Hill, Seth Addressed to uncle
12/22/1867 Hill, John Glens Falls, NY Hill, Seth  
12/26/1867 Carr and Peters Saratoga Springs, NY Hill, Seth  
2/2/1868 Hill, Erastus Galen, NY Hill, Sally  
2/27/1868 Hill, John Glens Falls, NY Brother/Mother probably Seth
3/8/1868 Davis, Anna Jonda (?) Hill, Seth  
4/8/1868 Hill, John Glens Falls, NY Hill, Seth Addressed to brother and mother
4/26/1868 Davis, Anna Montgomery County, NY Hill, Seth  
4/30/1868 Hill, James H. Conklinsville, NY (?) Hill, Seth Addressed to friend
11/3/1868 Davis, Anna Jonda (?) Hill, Seth  
12/12/1868 Hill, John Glens Falls, NY Brother probably Seth
12/30/1868 Hill, Hatt Syracuse, NY Brother probably Seth
1/6/1869 (or 1864?) Rowland, Sarah Porters Corners, NY Hill, Seth  
3/30/1869 Hill, John Glens Falls, NY Brother probably Seth
10/25/1869 Hill, Libbie Saratoga Springs, NY Uncle probably Seth
11/23/1869 Hill, John Glens Falls, NY Brother probably Seth
12/10/1869 Hill, C. C. Saratoga Springs, NY Hill, Seth Addressed to brother
10/24/1869 (or 1864?) Latham, Nettie Saratoga Springs, NY Uncle probably Seth
7/19/1870 Knickerbocker, Sally Ann N/A Hill, Seth  
9/28/1870 Rounds, J. M. Waterville, KA Cousin probably Seth
11/30/1870 Knickerbocker, P. E. Saratoga Springs, NY Hill, Seth Addressed to uncle
12/24/1870 Hill, John Glens Falls, NY Brother probably Seth
7/9/1871 Hill, C. C. Saratoga Springs, NY Hill, Sally Sally is C. C.'s mother
N/A Hill, Seth New Orleans, LA (?) (or Florida, LA?) Hill, Sally  
N/A Oscar Feeder Dam Hill, Seth  
N/A Knickerbocker, Sally Ann Saratoga Springs, NY Hill, Seth  
N/A Knickerbocker, John Saratoga Springs, NY Hill, Seth  
N/A Latham, Nettie N/A Hill, Seth Poem, not a letter
N/A Hill, D. Y. H. E. N/A Brother seems to be only 1/2 a letter
N/A N/A N/A N/A blank postcard with purple flower and cut out picture of a church
N/A N/A N/A N/A colored pencil drawing of 4 soldiers doing camp activities
2/14/1922. Jillson, E. P. Manchester, CT Hill, Seth  
5/31/1930. N/A N/A N/A Seth Hill Obituary
???? Earley, Stuart N/A Hill, Mrs  
1/16/???? Rowland, Joseph G. N/A Hill, Seth Addressed to friend
2/16/???? Blass, Henry N/A Hill, Seth Addressed to cousin
3/???? Oscar Feeder Dam Hill, Seth Addressed to friend
3/30/???? Latham, Helen A. Saratoga Springs, NY Hill, Sally Addrssed to Grandmother (Helen is Sally's granddaughter)
3/31/???? Almira Philadelphia, PA Hill, Sally Addressed to aunt and cousin
5/14/???? Knickerbocker, Sally Ann Saratoga Springs, NY Hill, Sally Addressed to mother and brother
5/22/???? Latham, Nettie Saratoga Springs, NY Hill, Seth Addressed to uncle
5/27/???? Jate (or Sate?) N/A Hill, Seth Addressed to friend
6/17/???? Carr, Henry N/A Hill, Seth Addressed to cousin
7/2/???? Jate (?) N/A Hill, Seth Probably from 1862 (the year Seth enlisted)
7/6/???? Gaughan, T & H 116 Brodway, NY Hill, Sally solicitation from T & H Company, printed letter
7/6/???? Brennan, Frank Ballston Spa, NY Hill, Seth  
9/4/???? Bennet, Merey N/A Hill, Seth  
11/2/???? Harris, Jane N/A Hill, Seth  
11/14/???? Carr, Sarah L. and Carr, Henry South Galway, NY Hill, Seth 2 letters in one - addressed to cousin and nephew
12/1/???? Harris, Jane N/A Hill, Seth  
12/7/???? Hewit, T. B. Philadelphia, PA Uncle and Aunt and Cousin  

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