1864 34th Massachusetts Soldier Diary & Captain C. W. Elwell Letter


1864 34th Massachusetts Soldier Diary & Captain C. W. Elwell Letter

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1864 34th Massachusetts Soldier Diary & Captain C. W. Elwell Letter:
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1864 34th Massachusetts soldier diary & Captain C. W. Elwell letter Product Description

THIS IS A CIIVL WAR SOLDIER DIARY AND AFTER DEATH LETTER REGARDING SAMUEL M. HALL OF THE 34TH MASSACHUSETTS INFANTRY. HIS DIARY IS 3" X 6" AND STARTS THE 1ST OF JANUARY 1864 AND GOES THROUGH ALMOST EVERY DAY UNTIL JUNE 2 AFTER WHICH HE DIES IN BATTLE AT PIEDMONT, VA. ON JUNE 5TH 1864. THE LETTER WAS WRITTEN BY HIS COMMANDING OFFICER CAPTAIN CHARLES WILLIAM ELWELL ON OCT. 2ND 1864 TELLING SAMUEL'S PARENTS ABOUT THIS DIARY AND HIS OTHER BELONGINGS BEING SENT BACK TO THE FAMILY AS WELL AS A KIND OF EULOGY ABOUT HIS SERVICE AND HIS PERSONALITY WITH THE UNIT AND THE LATE BATTLES WEARING THE COMPANY DOWN WITH CASUALTIES. IT IS ACTUALLY A REALLY NICE LETTER TO THE PARENTS. THE DIARY STARTS OUT WITH SAMUEL STILL ON RECRUITING DUTY UNTIL THE BEGINNING OF MARCH, WHEN HE GOES BACK TO REGIMENTAL HEADQUARTERS. IN ONE AREA HE MENTIONS IN DETAIL THE NEW MARKET ARTILLERY BATTLE AND LOSSES FROM THE BATTLE TO THEIR UNIT ALONG WITH THE MOVEMENTS DURING THAT TIME AND THE HIGH RANKING OFFICERS INVOLVED. HE ALSO MENTIONS GENERAL SIGEL BEING RELIEVED OF COMMAND. THE DIARY IS A BIT WORN BUT STILL NICE AND WITHOUT MISSING PAGES. IT'S A GREAT LITTLE GROUPING..CHECK OUT AN EARLIER sale THIS WEEK WITH HIS DIARY FROM 1863,,


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