Civil War Antietam Colonel 83rd New York Infantry Signed Soldiers Letter Cover For Sale
Civil War Lt. COLONEL, 83rd NEW YORK
INFANTRY - - The 9th NY MILITIA CITY GUARD!
commanded at the Battle of Manassas & Bloody Battle of Antietam!!
HERE’S A RARE CIVIL WAR PATRIOTIC SOLDIERS
LETTER ‘DUE 3’ COVER ENDORSED & SIGNED BY ATTERBURY AT THE UPPER RIGHT
CORNER OF THE ENVELOPE, WHILE SERVING AS MAJOR OF THE 83rd NY [9TH NY STATE MILITIA]. ALSO COMES WITH ANOTHER COVER ADDRESSED DAYS
LATER TO THE SAME RECIPIENT [BUT NOT SIGNED BY ATTERBURY]. The first cover is a Civil War Patriotic soldiers
letter cover endorsed by then Major, W. Atterbury of the 9th
Regiment NY City Guard (83rd Infantry), to New York City Attorney,
Henry Durnin. The cover bears a ‘Due 3”
postal handstamp and circular date stamp postmark, dated Oct 16 [c.1861]. The second cover is postmarked a week later
on Oct. 23 to the same recipient, with pen cancels and proper 3 cent postage
stamp rate applied. Note that there are no letter contents.
The document cover measures 5 1/2” x 3
1/4” and is in VERY GOOD CONDITION, with wear around the edges, but complete
NOTE: The Biography pictured in the listing is included with the
A WONDERFUL ADDITION TO YOUR CIVIL WAR MILITARY
AUTOGRAPH, MANUSCRIPT & POSTAL HISTORY COLLECTION!
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of the NEW YORK
Eighty-third Infantry.-Cols. John W. Stiles, John
Joseph A. Moesch; Lieut.-Cols., William H. Halleck,
Atterbury, Allen Rutherford, John Hendrickson, Joseph A.
William Chalmers; Majs., William Atterbury, Allen
John Hendrickson, Dabney W. Diggs, Henry V. Williamson.
The 83d (the 9th militia), was recruited in New York city
left the state for, Washington, May 27, 1861. It was there
mustered into the service of the United States for a three
term, June 8, and served in Col. Stone's command, in
and Stiles' brigades, along the Potomac in Maryland and at
In the spring of 1862 the regiment was stationed near
Junction and along the Rappahannock river with several
assignments and participated in Gen. Pope's Virginia
with the 3d brigade, 2nd division, 3d corps, suffering the
of 75 members at the second Bull Run.
The brigade and division were transferred to the 1st corps
Sept. 12, fought at South mountain and Antietam the
being closely engaged in both battles and losing 114 at
The next battle was Fredericksburg, where the crippled
suffered even more severely-125 killed, wounded or
whom was Col. Hendrickson, who was severely wounded.
The regiment passed the winter at Falmouth; was not in an
position during the Chancellorsville movement and battle
1863, but played an important part at Gettysburg in the
of Iverson's North Carolina brigade. On the southward march the
regiment was stationed at Hagerstown, Md., and Liberty,
participated in the Mine Run campaign, and established
Brandy Station in the early winter.
During the Wilderness campaign it served in the 2nd
division, 5th corps, and the 2nd brigade, 3d division, 5th
until June 7, when the term of service expired. Col. Moesch was
killed in the Wilderness and 128 men were reported killed,
wounded or missing.
The original members not reenlisted were mustered out at
York, June 23, 1864, and the veterans were transferred to
87th N. Y. infantry.
The 83d is named by Col. Fox as one of the
"three hundred fighting regiments." Out of a total enrollment of
1,413 it lost during service 164 by death from wounds and
Source: The Union
Army, Vol. 2, p. 111
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