Primary Source Collection -Cumberland Valley Families

Pennsylvania’s Cumberland Valley contained all kinds of families in the Civil War era.  Many supported the Union, but not all.  A number of families regretted the war and complained about the conduct of both sides.  Some of the families themselves were even divided in their loyalties and experienced their own internal civil war.  All families in the Cumberland Valley watched the intensifying and deadly conflict with great anxiety and concern.

Carlisle Herald, June 7, 1861 John Colwell to Annie Colwell
July 4, 1861
John T. Cuddy to John H. Cuddy
July 7, 1861
John T. Cuddy to John H. Cuddy
January 16, 1863
Carlisle Herald, May 13, 1864