Union Civil War Letters: General, Famous & Other
Fort Sumter March 21st, 1861 – Major Anderson & his men are isolated. Steamers have failed to bring aid to the fort. Dr. Samuel W. Crawford writes to the Post Master in New York concerning mail that he has not received.
One of the Actors in the UNION AQUATIC THEATRE ON BOARD U.S. STEAM GUN BOAT PORT ROYAL HARBOR OF APALACHICOLA Writes Home Sending a Hand-Drawn Playbill… AMAZING CALLIGRAPHY!
Major James Cornell Biddle, An Important Member of General Meade’s Staff Writes Home Telling about the Presentation of a Sword for General Meade
Major James Cornell Biddle, An Important Member of General Meade’s Staff Writes Home Telling the Death of John Buford! – “HE WAS ALWAYS ON THE SKIRMISH LINE IN BATTLE AND WITH HIS PIPE IN HIS MOUTH, ALLOWED THE BULLETS OF THE ENEMY TO FLY PAST HIM WITHOUT IN THE LEAST DISTURBING HIS SERENITY.”
One of the Rarest Sheets of Regimental Stationery: “Camp of Instruction Berdan’s U.S. Sharp Shooters Washington, D.C.” – A Camp Scene of Tents, Pickets, & D.C. in the Background. Letter Written by Lieut. John Wilson, 1st Berdan Sharp Shooters
Inexpensive Union General’s Letter & Cover – Marsena Rudolph Patrick – The Union is in Possession of Richmond! – $110
Sailor Pardon (Horace) Spencer Writes from the USS Augusta , Port Royal, S.C. – “Hilton Head is a one-horse town”
14th Illinois Cavalry – Major David Quigg Writes Home from Prison in Charleston, S.C. After His Capture in Athens, Georgia – Includes P.O.W. Envelope