Civil War Antietam Colonel 83rd New York Infantry Signed Soldiers Letter Cover
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Civil War Antietam Colonel 83rd New York Infantry Signed Soldiers Letter Cover :
Civil War Lt. COLONEL, 83rd NEW YORK INFANTRY - - The 9th NY MILITIA CITY GUARD!
Col. Atterbury 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 with backflap.
NOTE: The Biography pictured in the listing is included with the Autograph.
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of the NEW YORK
Eighty-third Infantry.-Cols. John W. Stiles, John Hendrickson,
Joseph A. Moesch; Lieut.-Cols., William H. Halleck, William
Atterbury, Allen Rutherford, John Hendrickson, Joseph A. Moesch,
William Chalmers; Majs., William Atterbury, Allen Rutherford,
John Hendrickson, Dabney W. Diggs, Henry V. Williamson.
The 83d (the 9th militia), was recruited in New York city and
left the state for, Washington, May 27, 1861. It was there
mustered into the service of the United States for a three years'
term, June 8, and served in Col. Stone's command, in Hamilton's
and Stiles' brigades, along the Potomac in Maryland and at
In the spring of 1862 the regiment was stationed near Warrenton
Junction and along the Rappahannock river with several different
assignments and participated in Gen. Pope's Virginia campaign
with the 3d brigade, 2nd division, 3d corps, suffering the loss
of 75 members at the second Bull Run.
The brigade and division were transferred to the 1st corps on
Sept. 12, fought at South mountain and Antietam the regiment
being closely engaged in both battles and losing 114 at Antietam.
The next battle was Fredericksburg, where the crippled command
suffered even more severely-125 killed, wounded or missing-among
whom was Col. Hendrickson, who was severely wounded.
The regiment passed the winter at Falmouth; was not in an exposed
position during the Chancellorsville movement and battle of May,
1863, but played an important part at Gettysburg in the capture
of Iverson's North Carolina brigade. On the southward march the
regiment was stationed at Hagerstown, Md., and Liberty, Va.; then
participated in the Mine Run campaign, and established camp near
Brandy Station in the early winter.
During the Wilderness campaign it served in the 2nd brigade, 2nd
division, 5th corps, and the 2nd brigade, 3d division, 5th corps
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 New
York, June 23, 1864, and the veterans were transferred to the
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 91 from
Source: The Union Army, Vol. 2, p. 111
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