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Union Soldier's Letter To Mother From Deathbed 1864 Wounded Petersburg Civil War For Sale
Mortally wounded at Petersburg, a dying soldier writes from his deathbed.(Union Soldier's Letter) Autograph Letter Signed "Alonzo Hoysington" of the 8th Michigan, 1 page, 203 x 123 mm. (8 x 4 7/8 in.), Washington, D.C., [July 1864], to his Mother, in full: "I got your letter and I Shall bee [sic] Glad if I get on Saturday from for I Wrote to NW and LC Beem[?]and to Mister Rabecek and expect to get over to you tell Brother Ben Whare [sic] I am and tell him Whare to Write tell me next time you Write to him for I love him becaus[e] he is your Brother. I Shall Write to father so[o]n as I can . I Shall close this letter 3 kisses for you and on[e] for the Babis [sic] and eat my dinner. Pea is Eating Bean soup out of the oyster can that had the butter the buttere [sic] is Not all you get. Good by Good By for this time God Bless my little Wife and Children..." Below his signature: "Direct to Co. A 8 Mich Infantry, Washington, D.C., Mother, [illeg] Pida Davd Cap."Alonzo Hoysington (1839 - 1864) Private in the 8th Michigan Infantry, Company A, he enlisted in August 1862 at Fayette, Michigan at the age of 23. He fought in the Siege of Petersburg on June 17th and 18th, 1864, nine days after the battle began, and was wounded in his left leg resulting in an amputation on June 26, 1864, He was removed to Washington, D.C. for further treatment and died there of his wounds on July 29, 1864. Although undated, the letter was sent from Washington, D.C., so it was very likely written from his deathbed within the last month of his life.Seperated at fold as shown, partial separation at top fold, a few spots toning and soiling, else very good condition overall.(EXA 4802) Please see our other sales and check back each week for more materialFind more fine historical Americana on our website. Visit our "about me" page for more information.Terms and Conditions of SaleAll payments are due within 10 days of sale close. buyers who default on sales will be blocked from further offerding. We accept Paypal. Please contact us for payment methods for pay on pickup. New York residents will be charged applicable sales tax unless we have a valid and current resale number on file.We endeavor to provide the fullest most accurate descriptions possible but offer a full money-back guarantee (less postage and PayPal fees) on any single-item lot if not as represented for fourteen days. After that point the sale has concluded. Group lots are sold "as is" and cannot be returned unless truly misrepresented. ShippingDomestic: All domestic shipments are sent via the United States Postal Service and are sent by first class or media mail where applicable and is available for the price quoted. When purchasing multiple items, we will recalculate shipping to reflect combined shipments. International: All international shipments are normally sent via first class air mail at the price quoted. Those wishing further security for their international shipments can request other services and will be re-invoiced accordingly. Please note that normal handling time prior to shipment is between one and five days of receipt of payment.All packages mailed by Extant Americana to non-U.S. addresses will be marked as merchandise and declared at full value for customs purposes with our invoice enclosed in the package. Please do not ask us to alter this information customs purposes, it is against U.S. law for us to oblige your request.Feel free to email us with any questions you may have! Thank you!
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Union Soldier's Letter To Mother From Deathbed 1864 Wounded Petersburg Civil War: $66