Updated: Jan 26, 2019
Back when record-keeping was done by hand, index cards were of great value. This 3" x 5" card provides us with personal details about Albert Strong of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. He was 44 years old when he enlisted in the Civil War at Troy, Pa., on Sept. 27, 1864. He was 5'7" tall with a dark complexion, brown hair, and gray eyes. He served as a Private in Company E, 3rd Regiment, Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery. His discharge was ordered or approved after eight months of service, on May 29, 1865, and he was officially discharged 11 days later, on June 9, 1865.
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