Sadly, I have seen little activity on Delaware Co's list concerning the Civil War. As
I was reviewing the plethora of available information on the Delaware Co. Rootsweb-hosted
website, I looked again at the military information, specifically at the letters from the
Bloomville Mirror, graciously transcribed by Linda Robinson and very recently added.
Thank-you Linda. I might make a couple of clarifications of authors of the letters. The
letter from "Wm. H." dated April 22, 1862 from the 89th is presumably written by
William Hitchcock. There were only two Wm. H's in Co. I of the 89th (the company
raised in Delaware County, NY), but one unfortunately lay dying in hospital, while his
regiment was fighting at Camden, the subject of the April 22nd letter, and so was not its
author. And, the Wm. H. who lay dying, William Halstead, was the subject of another
letter that Linda transcribed, dated April 24, 1862 and written by my great, great
grandfather William A. Robinson. It !
tells of the sad death and military burial of his friend (and sometimes tent-mate), the
late William Halstead. For listers who may not have noted the postings on the website, I
will field questions about men of the 144th and 89th infantry regiments of the Civil War.
Robert J. Taylor, M.D.
Family Researcher - Taylor, Robinson, Anderson, Ballentyne, Bradley, Dumond, Devereaux,
Hitchman, Houghton, Munson, Noble, Robbins, Sackrider, Seymour, Sloat, Smallin, VanWormer
Author of The Civil War Letters of Wm. A. Robinson and the Story of the 89th NYVI