MS - 015: Frederick H. Kronenberger, Company G, 2nd Regiment New Jersey Volunteers
Processed by: Christine M. Ameduri
According to his Compiled Military Service Record (CMSR), Frederick H. Kronenberger was mustered into Company G, 2nd Regiment, New Jersey Volunteers Infantry in Trenton, New Jersey on December 4, 1863. He saw very little action during the brief time he was enlisted until he was wounded in the knee in the Battle of the Wilderness and died at Fredericksburg, Virginia on May 22, 1864.
Scope and Content Notes:
The bulk of the collection consists of 26 letters written by Kronenberger to his parents, brother(?) and aunt and uncle while posted at Camp Perrine, in Trenton, New Jersey, in December 1863, and from a camp near Brandy Station, Virginia between January and April 1864. Several letters between Kronenberger's parents and Miss Belle Robinson, a nurse/aid at Fredericksburg, discuss the wounds he sustained at the Battle of the Wilderness in May 1864 and his subsequent death, as does a letter from James King, Surgeon General. Other letters are from Kronenberger's brother(?) Herman and a teacher, Anne D. Potts. Miscellaneous items include notes, poems, and Charles Kronenberger's 1852 U.S. naturalization certifiicate. Letters and other material are arranged chronologically.
The collection also contains a box of artifacts consisting of Kronenberger's pen, watch, pocket knife, spoon, tie, pipe and sewing kit.