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1864 Civil War Era Soldier Letter Datelined Camp Near Atlanta Georgia For Sale
Up for sale is a vintage Civil War Era Soldier letter written on letterhead of Office, Assistant Quartermaster, U.S.A. and datelined Camp near Atlanta, Georgia, July 27, 1864. Letter was simply signed by John and addressed to Emily Gates, Peoria, Illinois. Cover has a Tennessee postmark. Cover is ordinary. Excerpts from the letter.........".................there is plenty of fighting going on every day. We have been in hearing of artillery and musketry so long, that is nothing now to us....there were twenty pound shells passed over oir train this evening. The Rebs send one now and then to let us know they are about yet....the official reports of General Thomas of three days of fighting is as follows. The Rebs loss on the 20,21, and 22nd was twelve thousand killed, wounded and captured, besides what they got off themselves, and on the 23rd in front of Hookers Corps, there were nine hundred buried there. papers admit of fifteen thousand loss, while ours is less than five thousand. We lost one excellent General Mc Pherson (?) and the Rebs lost two- -Hood and Hardee. I suppose you have heard if the loss in our Regiment and Brigade. Since we left McAfee, it is one thousand men and three Colonels and some 15 or 20 commissioned officers. Col. McCook, Col. Harmon, and Clancy in the last charge. The 86th did not lose so heavily, four killed and 6 wounded............I am in hopes we will be at home by the next July....." Letter easy to read. Second sheet has been reduced by about half. paper has staining and has yellowed from time...Paper has foldline tears..... ........... .. .. ....... .. . .. ....*************************:::Please wait until I send an invoice before paying. The shipping charges on multiple sales paid for at once usually gets screwed up, unless I send an invoice out first**********
$2.00 covers shipping in the USA. Item will be shipped in a rigid cardboard photo mailer or bubble envelope, unless otherwise noted or requested.. $3.00 covers shipping outside the USA ….. International shipping will be in a standard envelope via International First
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1864 Civil War Era Soldier Letter Datelined Camp Near Atlanta Georgia: $140