April 20th, 2015 Patriot's Day April 21st, 2015 San Jacinto Day April 22nd, 2015 Earth Day April 22nd, 2015 Oklahoma Day April 22nd, 2015 Administrative Professionals Day April 23rd, 2015 Yom HaAtzmaut April 23rd, 2015 World Book and Copyright Day April 24th, 2015 Arbor Day April 25th, 2015 World Malaria Day April 26th, 2015 World Intellectual Property Day April 27th, 2015 Confederate Memorial Day April 28th, 2015 World Day for Safety and Health at Work April 29th, 2015 Day to Remember Chemical Warfare Victims May 1st, 2015 Loyalty Day May 1st, 2015 Law Day May 3rd, 2015 World Press Freedom Day May 4th, 2015 Rhode Island Independence Day May 5th, 2015 Cinco de Mayo May 7th, 2015 Lag B'Omer May 7th, 2015 National Day of Prayer May 8th, 2015 Time to Remember Lost Lives From World War II May 8th, 2015 Truman Day May 10th, 2015 Mother's Day May 10th, 2015 Confederate Memorial Day May 11th, 2015 'Confederate Memorial Day' observed May 14th, 2015 World Migratory Bird Day May 14th, 2015 Ascension Day May 15th, 2015 International Day of Families May 15th, 2015 Peace Officers Memorial Day May 15th, 2015 National Defense Transportation Day May 16th, 2015 Isra and Mi'raj May 16th, 2015 Armed Forces Day May 17th, 2015 World Information Society Day
1863 Union Civil War Musician's Letter 1st Vermont Sharpshooters For Sale
Very interesting 1-1/2 pp. Union Civil War Army Musician's letter dated Nov 4 1863, U.S.A. General Hospital, Brattleboro, Vermont, from Almon D. Griffin, Company "F," 1st Vermont Sharpshooters, to his wife, in South Hero, Grand Isle County, Vermont with original postal cover franked with contemporary US 3c Washington stamp postmarked Brattleboro VT, Nov 4 1863. The content reads in part: "I received your obedient letter last night and was glad to hear from you ... I am now in the Commissary Department. I will in my next [letter] send you some money. It will be impossible for me to get to Burlington, but if I am not discharged, I shall move here, for it will be seen that I shall stay most of the time until my time is out ..." He is s pround of her skill as a business woman, and that she has taken charge of the whole of his affairs." I as glad to get those discharge furloughs. I shall try to get home this month some time on a pass. will send part of those keys at a time. I can not send them today, for they are in the knapsack room and I cannot get in there until tomorrow ... Kiss the babes for me. Tell them to be goodchildren, so their father can come and see them soon... [signed] Almon D.Griffin." Almon D. Griffin of Waterbury VT enlisted on Sep 11 1861 as a Musician, and he was mustered on Sep 13 1861 into Company "F," U.S. Volunteers 1st Sharpshooters. He deserted that unit on Mar 22 1862. On Mar 31 1863, Griffin returned to the service into Company "F," 1st Vermont Sharpshooters. He was wounded at the Battles of Chancellorsville VA on May 4 1863, and at Cold Harbor VA on Jun 12 1864. Griffin was discharged for disability on Oct 26 1864. Our research file is included. Both letter and envelope in good condition, letter has contemporaneous ink spot above heading We have been in the paper Americana business since 1953 and are members of both the Manuscript and Ephemera Societies as well as numerous other collector organizations.Be sure to add me to your favorites list!
This item has been shown 0 times.
1863 Union Civil War Musician's Letter 1st Vermont Sharpshooters: $120