Georg Klumpp Letter
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of a single letter from Georg Klumpp to Charles Beach in East Otto, New York, dated February 11, 1865. He writes about the cavalry's fighting over the last three years in the Shenandoah Valley, the loss of several horses, his near misses in combat, and passes along his good wishes to Beach and his family.
- Klumpp, Georg, 1832-? (Person)
The collection is open for research.
Permission to publish material from Georg Klumpp Letter must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.
Georg Klumpp was born in Baden, Germany, around 1832. Sometime prior to 1860, he and his wife Mary immigrated to the United States. By 1860, they were living and working on a farm in Bedminster, New Jersey. Military rosters and census records spelled his name as George [D.] Klump, but it is unclear if it was official changed or anglicized at some point. During the Civil War, Klumpp served with Company B, 3rd Regiment, New Jersey Cavalry. By 1900, Klumpp's wife had died and census records suggest he was living with one of his children.
0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
Language of Materials
The collection consists of a single letter from Georg Klumpp to Charles Beach in East Otto, New York, dated February 11, 1865.
The Georg Klumpp Letter was purchased by Special Collections in January 2016.
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Georg Klumpp Letter was completed in October 2017.
- Georg Klumpp Letter, 1865
- Kira A. Dietz, Archivist
- 2017 (CC0 1.0)
- Language of description
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- Language of description note
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