This collection contains the handwritten letters of Willard A. Cutter, a private in the 150th Pennsylvania Regiment, Company K which was also known as Lincoln’s Guard. He enlisted on August 29, 1862. He mustered out of service on June 15, 1865. The letters are to his mother, Eliza Cutter, and two brothers George Cutter and William Cutter, all of Meadville, Pennsylvania. The letters were written from Soldier’s Home, the White House and Washington, D.C.

There are typed transcriptions for the handwritten letters. The filename for the typed transcriptions begins with Cutter.

For further information about these letters, please contact Jane Westenfeld (, 814.322.3789.

These letters are in the public domain. The materials in Special Collections are made available solely for the purpose of private study, research and education.

When citing items from this collection please use this format: Item Name, Special Collections, Pelletier Library Allegheny College.

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