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Jacob Pinick, Civil War Letters and Other Material

Collection Number: A&M 0079


Letters written by Jacob Pinick, first sergeant of Company A, 32nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, to John and William McLaughlin in Ohio. The letters detail the service of Pinick's company in western Virginia, Virginia, Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina. There are many detailed accounts of battles and marches, and expressions of political sentiments of soldiers. There is also a record book of Company A containing rolls and service records, and notes on the history of the company from 12 July 1861 to 27 July 1865, when the company was mustered out, and several letters from members of the Pinick family in western Virginia and Wisconsin.


  • Creation: 1853-1865


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Biographical / Historical Note

The Pinick childreen were separtated when John Pinick (1840-1862) and Louisa (1845-1918) were taken to Wisconsin by their uncle, Edward D. Pinick, and his wife, Mary Jane, in 1854. Jacob Pinick (1841-1930) remained in the Carrol County/Jefferson County area of Ohio where the children’s parents, Thomas and Pricilla, had died within months of each other in 1848. Their presumed grandparents, Jacob (1778-1848) and Priscilla Grigsby Pinnick (1783-1848) had died the same year, with these deaths possibly attributed to a cholera epidemic.

When Jacob was left behind in Ohio, he was likely put in the care of John or William McLaughlin, a prominent citizen of the area. No proof of guardianship by McLaughlin has been established, but his brother and sister were definitely under the guardianship of his aunt and uncle while he was not.

Jacob Pinick fought for the Union in the Civil War serving as a first sergeant of Company A, 32nd Regiment of the Ohio Volunteer Infantry.


Details in this note are based on the research of Steve Pinick, a descendant.


0.4 Linear Feet (Summary: 5 in. (1 document case))

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Jacob Pinick, Civil War Letters and Other Material, 1853-1865
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