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Andrew Jackson "a.j." Stone - Autograph Letter Signed 09/01/1862 For Sale
ANDREW JACKSON "A.J." STONE Confederate soldier writes to wife, talking about soldier life and inquiring about his family and his crops Autograph letter signed: "A.J. Stone" in brown ink. 2 pages, front and verso, 5¾x9. Original 5½x3 envelope included. September 1, 1862. Wilmington, North Carolina. Addressed to his wife, Mrs. Emily H. Stone of Chatham County. In full: Dear wife, This leaves me well and enjoying myself finely. We are all a getting along very well and have been ever since we came here. I have not heard a word from home since I left Chatham and you may depend that I am a getting very anxious to hear from you and the rest of the family. As Mr. [Gealas] is a going up on a furlough, I thought I would write to you again though I have no news of importance to write to you. We drawed our uniform on last Friday we are all dressed in Robin coats and good pants. We have not dressed our county yet but expect soon. Tell both of the little boys daily for me I am a beginning to want to see them and you very badly. I sent up my likeness and a letter by [Orin Por] and promised to send it to [Pedlar's Hill] for you. I want you to write to me how the crop is a comeing on and whether you have got the wheat thrashed out or not. Our regiment is not fully organized yet. Tell Mr. [Elkinsin] and his family howdy for me and also tell Mr. James [Reaver] and his family howdy for me. Well I want you to send me some soap by Mr. [Gealas] if you can conveniently do so for soap cannot be bought here on any reasonable terms and it is not much account after you do get it. I close by asking you to write soon. Direct your letter to Wilmington in care of Capt. N.A. Ramsey. Give my best respects to all inquiring friends. From your affection husband". Andrew Jackson Stone was a Confederate soldier during the United States Civil War, and was assigned to Company E of the 8th North Carolina Regiment, known as the "Manchester Guardians" of Northern Cumberland County. Stone had a twin brother William Stone who was also part of the 8th North Carolina Regiment. Andrew Stone died in 1862 at the hands of another Confederate soldier, who mistook him for a Yankee when he picked up a Union powder horn he found. Normal mailing folds. Very toned. Very worn and soiled. Torn in the folds. Frayed. Corners rounded. Stained throughout. Ink faded. Otherwise, fine condition.
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Andrew Jackson "a.j." Stone - Autograph Letter Signed 09/01/1862: $1,299