A Civil War officer described a rowdy party with his comrades… and found himself in a heap of trouble

The officers of the 96th Pennsylvania allegedly toasted George Washington's birthday during a raucous party in February 1862.


“We are determined to conquer in the name of God and our country” – Letter from the 96th Pennsylvania

Captain Charles Hipple detailed his motivations to fight in a letter from the encampment of the 96th Pennsylvania.