He was promoted to Captain on Nov. 1, 1862; Major on Nov. 1, 1864, Brevet for gallant and meritorious services at Richmond, VA; Colonel on April 8, 1865, by Brevet.
His Civil War history is included. Biddle was married to Gertrude Gouverneur Meredith (research included). Biddle had a great deal of respect for Robert E. The Historical Society of Pennsylvania has a letter of Biddles in which he relates a story about how Lee defended Union troops from the abuse of a woman. 3 1/2 pp, 5 x 8 September 2nd, 1862 to his wife.
Letter is signed Forever your devoted husband, but he calls her by name in the letter. My darling wife, I received your letters of the 30th and 31st yesterday The difficulty between Willie Cochrane and his wife is disgraceful. I never had any opinion of Cochrane. I always considered him a poor apology.
You may recollect he was engaged a short time previous to his engagement with Miss Penrose to a young lady in Baltimore and I never thought his love for his wife was very deep. Parker had a leave of absence for the purpose of providing himself with clothes. Ask Willie Tueskey the day he saw himHe was gobbled up a short time after his returnhe was by himself and was taken inside our linesat least I suppose so from the fact of a band of guerrillas attacking the train the other day between Bristow Catlett Station on the same route that he would naturally take to return here.
Star applied for a 10 days leave of absence to transact important business, he was allowed four I would apply for a leave if I could get onebut I know I cannot. Lt Wash Aide to Gen. Hunt applied for one to visit his family which Genl would not grant, so there is no use of my applyingI know of a good many others refused on the same groundNo news from the expedition down the road. I expect this winter to have you with me for I do not intend to remain if possibly can avoid it in winter quarters when I cannot have you with me.
Love to Ma & allwith a heart full for yourself. Biddle's name isn't mentioned in the letter, but a copy of another letter written by him and owned by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania is included and shows that the letter offered here was written by him. In other research, included with the letter offered here, we have been able to document that Biddle's wife was named Gertrude. He addresses her as such in the letter.Our goal is please every customer. We are pleased to be members of The Manuscript Society, Universal Autograph Collectors Club and The Ephemera Society. The item "Civil War Letter 27th PA LT. Taken Prisoner by Guerrillas Gettysburg Heroes" is in sale since Tuesday, November 22, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Correspondence, Mail".
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