The History & Legacy of UMW

UMW Digital History Archive

Peirce Letters Collection

This site houses the letters of Sergeant Jerome Peirce, a Union soldier during the American Civil War. It includes a brief description of Peirce himself, transcripts of letters, and several interactive tools like a Storymap and Timeline.

Students from the 2020 class shared the story with Fredericksburg’s local newspaper, The Free Lance-Star, to spread the word about the project and Sergeant Jerome Peirce’s legacy. Click here to view the article.

Jerome Peirce 1864, From Jerome to Allie, April 26, 1864, HIST 428 (Spring 2020), University of Mary Washington