Civil War 1864 Letter Soldier To Wife 21st Connecticut Infantry + Coa For Sale1864 Letter Soldier to Wife 21 CT
Includes Certificate of AuthenticityGreat letter...great content. Don't miss this...add it to your collection today! A CW letter from Charles Henry Littlefield of the 21st Connecticut Infantry, Company K. Written in ink and datelined "New Porte News" 27 January 1864, letter describes the Union raid on Brandon Farms: Text: "Dear Wife I take the plesure in riting a few lines to you and to in form you that I am well. and hope that these few lines may finde you the same and all of the rest. The Boys got back last night all right. they broote back quite a loot of turkeys and chickens. and some of them goot other things... three thousand bushels of corn and plenty of porke... and burnt some cattle…they found quite a loot…sum of the boys got tirte…they took 7 rebels and took one signal station and two sloops that was after the stuff. the boys found a letter that came... " The spelling is an adventure for the reader. There is another page about a n*gger family and taking more loot from surrounding properties. I leave it to the buyer to decipher and enjoy! Littlefield mustered into Company K on 5 September 1862 and was discharged for disability on 11 February 1865. The 21st Connecticut Infantry fought at Fredericksburg and the Siege of Suffolk before moving to Newport News, Virginia, for the winter of 1864/1865. The regiment went on to see action at Cold Harbor, Petersburg and Fair Oaks. Shortly before Littlefield wrote this letter, the 21st Connecticut Infantry teamed up with 125 marines to raid Brandon Farms, on the James River. As Littlefield describes, the regiment captured or destroyed large amounts of Confederate supplies stored there. 3pp. ink letter measures 5.25" x 8.25". Mild foxing and separation at folds, otherwise near fine condition.
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