This publication is the collective works of John D. Vautier. John served as the Regimental Historian and put many years of research from official records, personal interviews, and his first hand experiences. The History of the 88th Pennsylvania Volunteers for the Union, is briefly told in army vernacular from John's prospective of an enlisted man. John attempts to give a true and impartial narrative of the regiment's engagements in the Civil War. His writings included in this book include: The History of the 88th Pennsylvania Volunteers in the War for the Union, Newspaper Articles: The Gallant Record of the Eighty-Eighth Pennsylvania Volunteers - The Cameron Light Guard, At Gettysburg, Second Bull Run and John's Unedited Personal Daily Diary from 1843 - 1899. 
About the Author
John Vautier was born in 1843 in South Philadelphia PA in an area known as the neck, where his family were truck farmers. John was a very religious man being active in church from early childhood. His life changes in 1860, with the muttering of war resounding thru the country after the firing on Ft. Sumter. John found himself a willing victim of the military spirit. At seventeen years old he enlisted as volunteer in the Union Army. This was the beginning of the most important years of John's life as a soldier in the service of his country. For the next three years John endured the honor and glory, the suffering, and the pain of war.
"I am originally from Philadelphia and I am a big fan of Civil War books. Especially, from the perspective of the participants who served in the war. John D. Vautier's collection is an OUTSTANDING body of work about the 88th PA Vols and is a MUST read for anyone who is interested in the Civil War. One of the best features of the book is the collection of names of the soldiers that served with the unit; maybe one of the names was a family member of yours." -- Robert L. Kelley "Civil War Buff" (Baltimore, MD)
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