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Original 1862 Civil War Soldiers Letter-118th Ohio O.v.i.-beautiful Letterhead For Sale
This is an ORIGINAL AUTHENTIC 1862 CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS LETTER-118thOHIO O.V.I.-BEAUTIFUL LETTERHEAD! This came from a collection of over 50 Civil War letters, most written by Tommy Owens. He was from a Welsh community in Ohio & many in his regiment were from Wales as was Tommy. This is a 4 page letter written by Owen A. Jones who was in Tommy’s Regiment. It is dated 1862 & is in Welsh. It has beautiful 118th Ohio Regiment letterhead & graphics!
Thomas R. Owens, belonged to Company F, 118th Regiments of the Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was mustered in 1862 & killed in action in 1864. They were stationed in Ky for a time to guard against Morgan’s raiders and threats to Cinti. The part below is some background information and history on the letters & Tommy Owens. (I have another letter by Tommy Owens currently listed.)
This letter is from a wonderful collection of over 50 Civil War letters written by various members of Company F, 118th Regiments of the Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Most were addressed to Dr. R.E. Jones at Gomen(r?), Allen Co., Ohio. The majority of the letters are addressed to "Cariad", a Welsh term meaning Sweetheart/Dear/Lover and written by Tommy R. Owens.
Thomas R. Owens was mustered into the Army on August 22, 1862 and died from wounds on December 8, 1864. Tommy's letters discuss his love for "Cariad", his grief over the loss of his two sisters to scarlet fever, opinions of the Kentucky area and residents, and occurrences such as 22 mile marches, being near starvation on half rations, deserters, court-martials and his opinions on politics and the war. "I would love peace as well as anyone, but I want that peace founded on the principle of one union, one constitution, and one national flag - the Star Spangled Banner".
Items of interest dicussed in this group of letters are political and racial views, capturing "Rebels", illnesses, hardships, losses, reports of the missing, skirmishes and battles, etc. Notable figures mentioned are Burnside, McClellan, Morgan's Raiders, General Bayard, "Rebel Jiff" and "Old Abe". Areas of interest, skirmishes and battles fought include the Paris, Cynthiana and Louisville, Kentucky area; Covington, Kentucky; Cincinnati, Ohio; Lima, Ohio; Mt. Sterling, Kentucky; Kingston, Tennessee; Knoxville, Tennessee; Chattanooga, Tennessee; Fredericksburg; Atlanta, Georgia; etc. These letters are all from the same estate.
The letter is in fountain pen & is in excellent condition for its age, no rips or tears, very slight fading. It comes with a protective plastic cover.
THIS IS AN INCREDIBLE PIECE OF HISTORY AND A FANTASTIC CIVIL WAR COLLECTIBLE!
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Original 1862 Civil War Soldiers Letter-118th Ohio O.v.i.-beautiful Letterhead: $91