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"our Artillery Men Are Shelling The Woods To Prevent Them From Building..." For Sale
Here is an fantastic, Genuine Civil War Letter by J.N. LOVE, from New York, written to his sister on APRIL 21st 1863.. It is 1 sheet, folded in half, with writing on 4 pages. This letter is a must read. It speaks of Battle details, and about the condition of Rebel Prisoners. It also includes a REBEL envelope taken in Battle on the river near Suffolk Virginia.
Camp near Suffolk Va Apr 21st 1863 Dear Sister I received your kind letter of the 13th and would of answered it before if our regt had of stayed at camp near Clouds Mills but we have moved to Suffolk in the southern part of the State. Well Jane, we left our old camp the 13th and marched to Alexandre where we took the transports for Norfolk. There was 8 or 9 regiments came at the same time we did. We were on the water two days and two nights, we arrived at Norfolk the morning of the 17 and were put abord of the cars and came to Suffolk. There are a great many troops here and a heavy battle is expected soon. It is reported that the rebbles are in heavy force and have surrounded the city all but the railroads running from Norfolk. Our forces have got the city strongly fortified and if the rebs try to take it they will have something to do, but I think there is not much danger of their attacking us. The pickets on both sides are fireing at each other, and our artillery men are shelling the woods to prevent them of building fortifications. Major General Peck has command of our army here, it is sayed he is a good General. A short fight occurred the 19th about 7 miles below here on the river. The 89th N.Y. Vol and a detachment of the 8 Connecticut regt were engaged. It resulted in the capture of 130 rebbles with their small arms, and five pieces of artillery, the loss on our side were two killed and 14 wounded. The prisoners were confined in the jail here in Sufflok. I went over to the jayl yesterday to see them and they were the hardest looking men I ever saw in my life. They were dressed in all kind of clothing and looked as if they had never changed their clothes since they had been in the Army. The Colonell & Major were dressed in uniform and looked very well. Last night they were taken to fortress Monroe. I have got to (fall in ) for drill so I will stop. I have seen a number of men in the 89th regt that I know before I enlisted. Among them are Tommas Durfy James Tompson John Dougherty and I have seen Charles Tennant he that taught our school one winter. He was in a Conn regt and assistant Surgen. The season is much more forward here than it was at alexandre. The peach trees are in blossom and a great many flowers. The weather is pretty warm here and pleasant. We have to drill pretty hard mostly in the skirmish frill. Our regt was called out Sunday night expecting a fight but was ordered back to the quarters but how soon we may be engaged we cannot tell. Perhaps not atoll at this place. I do not think that we will be encamped in one place any great length of time this summer. The tents we use now are smsll shelter tents, and when we moave we carry them in our knapsacks. Jef Meartin has not gon down the river. Tell him it will be useless for him to come and see me, for he cant get a pass to come here (although I would like to see him very much). Jane I will send you a specimen of the rebels coffee. They are beans you must plant them. And also a rebble envelope that one of the boys gave me that was in the fight I spoke of. Jane I am sorry to send this without postage but I hsve no stamps nor money to get my pay I will make it right. Direct all letters as usual. Give my best respects to all friends. I remain your brother J. N. Love
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Union Soldier’s Letter and cover: the rebels made a cavalry raid and captured supplies and prisoners, our cavalry went out and took 100 prisoners; letter headed Fort Richardson, October 12th, 1863. Three pages in ink to Mary by Sergt. Edgar Bennett, 1st Conn. Heavy Artillery. He relates in part..."There was a cavalry raid about five miles from here the other night. They captured a great deal of stuff and sutler stores. The Rebels captured a number of prisoners. Yesterday they was a brigade of cavalry that went past here to where the Rebels made their raid and this morning they came back with about 100 Rebel prisoners". Bennett was later wounded in the hand by a saber cut and taken prisoner near Petersburg in March 1865. Comes with remnants of silk from the regimental flag of the 1st Ct. Heavy Artillery.
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