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Civil War Union Soldier Letter1862 Patriotic Lettersheet 10th New York Cavalry For Sale
Own a superb piece of authentic Civil War history! Stanton near Gettysburg, February 24th, 1862This is an authentic and original letter written by a Union soldier away from home and in an army camp. He writes to his niece 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 was written by Pvt. James P. Cowles, Bugler, 10th New York Cavalry. Porter Guard Cavalry Pvt. Cowles was 31 years old when he enlisted in 1861. He was reported missing in action at Sulpher Springs, VA October 12, 1863 and had been captured by the Confederates. He was later paroled and mustered out on June 28, 1865.The letter is beautifully written in ink with a nib pen, and has that historic feeling of a soldier far from his loved ones.The letter was written on a very interesting and historic patriotic lettersheet."You need not be concerned about my health as it is better than when I was at home. My appetite it first rate""We have the usual army rations, the bead and meat all fresh""The wind commences to blow from the North West ... but let it blow we are comfortable.""There is all that are not on guard and they don't have to be out but 2 hours at a time.""There was no drilling today but we tried to have a dress parade at 4 1/2 o'clock but the wind was so strong that no orders could be heard.""We are now under command of Major Avery, a young man having a most military appearance of any officer in the regiment.""One week ago last Saturday we marched down to Gettysburg to celebrate the taking of Fort Donelson."This is a really fine letter showing the life of a soldier.I will carefully protect and mail the letter within 1 day of receiving PayPal. I accept PayPal only. Please U. S. buyers only!
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Civil War Union Soldier Letter1862 Patriotic Lettersheet 10th New York Cavalry: $116