G. J. Huntley, Camp near Fayetteville, Pennsylvania, to his sister
Tincy, June 29, 1863. Huntley, serving in the North Carolina 34th Infantry
Regiment, Company I, notes that his unit has crossed Maryland to Pennsylvania.
He mentions the beauty of the countryside and sends a cautionary word
about the war. The upcoming encounter resulted in the Battle of Gettysburg,
in which Huntley was wounded on the first day of battle and died July
George J. Huntley of Rutherford County, North Carolina, enlisted when he was
20 in November, 1861. In May, 1863, he became a 3rd lieutenant (North Carolina
Troops, vol. 9, p. 332).