Civil War Union Soldier Letter August, 1862 Patriotic 1st Connecticut Cavalry
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Civil War Union Soldier Letter August, 1862 Patriotic 1st Connecticut Cavalry:
Own a superb piece of authentic Civil War history!This is an authentic and original letter written by a Union soldier away from home and in an army camp.
He writes to his wife about his feelings and the conditions in which he finds himself.
A very detailed early letter about a lonely volunteer solider confined to a military camp.The letter is written in ink with a nib pen, and has that historic feeling of a soldier far from his loved ones.
He purchased the patriotic letter sheet from a camp sutler.The letter was written by Samuel S. Whipple, Farrier (Sergeant)
1st Regiment Connecticut Cavalry
Sgt. Whipple enlisted in Company C in 1861.
Sgt. Whipple was killed in battle "while carrying the colors" at the Battle of Ashland, Virginia,
June 1, 1864.Camp Tyler, Sunday, 2 o'clock P.M.
June 6th, 1862
"I arrived back here that Monday night at 1:30 o'clock.""I had to travel on foot 2 1/2 miles across fields and pastures... .""At the entrance of the camp ground was a man with a heavy musket and bayonet whiach inquired who comes there? I gave him the countersign and passed in.""I may come out alright in the end. I am a soldier now.""We have no mince pies and the like but I guess I can get along when anybody else can."I will carefully protect and mail the letter within 2 days of receiving PayPal.
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