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UNION OFFICER WANTS TO "GET IN A GOOD FIGHT" ONE LAST TIME A early postwar Union officer's, 3pp. 8vo., letter, written by Capt. Maurice Leyden, 1st N.Y. Mounted Rifles, Bernard's Mills, Va., July 20, 1865, in part: "…I march tonight with my company for Smithfield. The place where Maj. Ebbs and Bailey had a row on the fourth of July…it is just the place where I have wanted to go. I have wanted to kill a rebel ever since I returned from prison and now…shall have an opportunity for they show fight there. Gen. Man, Coney at Norfolk told me…that I was to remain…until after election. We expect some hot times. Smithfield is one of the most beautiful places on the James…before the war was considered the most aristocratic towns in Virginia. I only hope they will keep up their fighting…until I get there…I would give one years pay to get in a good fight once more with the rebs…I am to have command of the county with my Hd. Qrs at Smithfield. Lt. Bailey goes with me…". The original stamped transmittal cover is included. Near fine.
UNION OFFICER WANTS TO "GET IN A GOOD FIGHT" ONE LAST TIME
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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $60.75
Estimate: $100 - $150
Auction closed on Tuesday, September 9, 2014.
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