Ivory pocket day planner carried by Charles Weckerle. Weckerle was born in Bavaria and came with his family to the United States at a young age. He was working as a jeweler in Philadelphia when he enlisted in Battery E, 2nd United States Light Artillery in April 1861. He was engaged with the battery at Bull Run, the Seven Days Battles, Second Manassas, Chantilly, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Vicksburg, and Knoxville. He was discharged in April 1864, married, and had two sons before his untimely death in 1871. The planner measures 1 ¾” by 3 ½” and is composed of six thin, ivory pages sandwiched between an ivory front and back cover. The planner is closed via a sterling silver latch and has a silver shield on the front engraved with the initials “L.W.” On the first page is written “Charles Weckerle Comp E. 2nd Artillery Capt. Carliles Batt. USA Washington, DC.” A scarce identified example in excellent condition.
Charles Weckerle - Enlisted as a Private. He also had service in: US Army 2nd LA Batty E.
United States Regular Army BATTERY "E" 2nd ARTILLERY.
At Washington, D. C., January, 1861. Attached to Schenck's Brigade, Tyler's Division, McDowell's Army, Northeast Virginia, June to August, 1861. Artillery Division, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1861. Porter's Division, Army of the. Potomac, to March, 1862. Artillery Reserve, Potomac, to May, 1862. 5th Brigade, Artillery Reserve, 5th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to September, 1862. Artillery, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, to December, 1862. Artillery, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps, to February, 1863. Artillery, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to April, 1863. District of Central Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, to June, 1863 Artillery Reserve, 9th Army Corps, Dept. of the Ohio, to August, 1863. Artillery, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Dept. of the Ohio, to March, 1864. Reserve Artillery, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1864. Camp Barry, Washington, D. C., 22nd Army Corps, to November, 1864. Consolidated with Battery "C" 2nd Artillery August 24, 1864. 1st Separate Brigade, 22nd Army Corps, November, 1864, to October, 1865.
SERVICE.- Advance on, Manassas, Va., July 16-21, 1861. Occupation of Fairfax Court House July 17. Battle of Bull Run July 21. Duty in the Defences of Washington till March, 1862. Moved to the Virginia Peninsula. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Near Williamsburg May 4.Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Turkey Bridge June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing till August 16. Movement to Centreville, Va., August 16-28. Battle of Groveton August 29. Battle of Bull Run August 30. Chantilly September 1. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battle of Antietam September 16-17. Warrenton or Sulphur Springs November 15. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24. Moved to Newport News February 10, and duty there till March 19. Movement to Kentucky March 19-23. Duty in District of Central Kentucky till June.
Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., June 7-14. Siege of Vicksburg June 14-July 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Moved to Covington, thence to Crab Orchard, Ky., August 4-18. March to Knoxville, Tenn., September 10-26. Knoxville Campaign November 4-December 23. Action at Campbell's Station November 16. Siege of Knoxville November 17-December 5. Repulse of Longstreet's assault on Fort Saunders November 29. Operations in East Tennessee till March, 1864. Ordered to Annapolis, Md. Rapidan (Va.) Campaign May 4-June 7. Wilderness May 5-7. Spottsylvania May 8-21. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-7. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Ordered to Washington, D. C., and duty in the Defences of that city till October, 1865.
Inventory Number: IDE 188 / SOLD