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Lot 1018

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Description:
Group of eight Civil War-date letters, including five Union soldier's letters, as well as four transmittal covers with cancels. Mostly routine, with some soldiers' letters relaying war news and news of camp life. Notable passages include: '...we are on the north side of Alexandria & as we stand facing the City the broad Potomac lies our left...your ma had a letter from Mary...the Union forces had been there and made the Secesh take the oath...I weighed something like a month previous 164 pounds with my overcoat on, but...I think we have fared somewhat better since Hooke has had command...We are to take some more stragglers from Fort McHenry to [Alexandria]...'. One is written in German, untranslated. Very good overall.

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October 29, 2020, 10:00 AM EST

Chesapeake City, MD, US

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