MG 313 - Winter, Libor Collection

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Scope and Content

The collection contains invoices of ordnance and ordnance stores, lists of clothing, expenditures, lists of quartermaster stores from January to July, 1864; the muster-out roll of Lt. Winter at Cold Harbor in June, 1864 and the muster-out roll of Company C, 81st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry in August, 1864 near Petersburg, Virginia; handwritten statements concerning ordnance lost in action and clothing issued signed by Libor Winter; a handwritten request by Lt. Winter for a leave of absence in April, 1864 for personal business; reports of stores returned; a small Regimental account book; personal information of Libor Winter including his discharge paper, a handwritten account of his life, and a small photo; three diaries kept from 1860-1864; and his obituary as appeared in the Freeland Tribune in July, 1909.

Transcriptions are available for "Daily Pocket Remembrancer for 1864" and the "Life and Journal of Libor Winter" in the Alexander Library.

Background

Libor Winter was a native of Germany. He came to this country and located first in Philadelphia. Later he moved to Mauch Chunk and worked there until President Lincoln made his call for troops in April, 1861. He served with Company A, Sixth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers and then Company G, 81st Regiment, which he joined as a sergeant and was promoted to captain. He was transferred to the command of Company C, which was discharged in August, 1864 at the expiration of their term of service, and Capt. Winter was also discharged at that time with them near Petersburg, Va. He participated in many memorable engagements and his record as a soldier stands paralleled by few. He died in July, 1909.

Date(s): 1860-1909

Extent: 1 box, 5 folders, 49 enclosures