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Civil War Soldier's Letter 3/18/1864 Grant To Head Army Of The Potomac For Sale
A Civil War soldier's letter from Sylvester Rounds of the 17th Connecticut Volunteers ..... To his Sister Martha. March 18th, 1864 ....." Genl. Grant is to Washington and is gointo the head of the Army if the Potomac, good for him "" Richmond will have to ...... under to Grant "" the Paymaster came Tuesday and Paid us off, I only got $24.00 "" our clothing bill was settled up for the first year, you know we are allowed 3.50 per month for clothes, this is settled up every year "" since August I have drawn but 13 dollars worth and my clothing money from then would be 25 dollars "" you said my name and address was sent in to the State Committee, who are the State Committee what do they do about it "" I suppose the names are sent to the Military Agent New York, which is Col. Howe or ....... And he gets their Papers and sends them to those he wants to have them "" you spoke of there being 12 men due from Huntington, how are they gointo get them by draft or how "" I received a letter from the Regiment yesterday, they are now near Jacksonville, Florida, so they are pretty well south "" if I could get a place in the Quartermaster department "" I would not go back to carry a gun & knapsack for that is played out with me " He was wounded at Gettysburg July 1st 1863 and transferred to the 136th Company 2nd Battalion V.R.C. Mustered out July 19, 1865 Letter measures 5" x 8" 4 page letter
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Civil War Soldier's Letter 3/18/1864 Grant To Head Army Of The Potomac: $49