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A resident of Pennsylvania, Hiram B. Yeager enlisted in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1846. Serving in the Mexican War (1846-1848), Yeager received an appointment as an officer in the Third Regiment of Dragoons in 1848. He served in militia companies in Pennsylvania after the war and with the 20th, 68th, and 99th Pennsylvania Volunteers during the Civil War (1861-1865).
The collection contains eight letters by Hiram B. Yeager: six written to his brother John C. Yeager during the Mexican War and two written to his wife Fannie during the Civil War.
Mexican War, Military campaigns, Personal narratives, Correspondence
DRT Collection at Texas A&M University-San Antonio, "Yeager (Hiram B.) Letters, 1846-1862" (2020). Finding Aids: Guides to the Collection. 107.