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2nd Vermont Infantry – The Famous Vermont Brigade – William Stowe Writes from Camp Lincoln, Va. & Talks with a 2nd Georgia Picket!

82nd New York Infantry Letter, Peninsula Campaign – “ONE OR TWO HAS BEEN BROUGHT IN WITH THEIR THROATS CUT FROM EAR TO EAR AND STRIPPED OF CLOTHING.” “THE ENEMY BEFORE LEAVING PLANTED A NUMBER OF TORPEDOES AND TRIED TO DESTROY US IN THAT WAY”

Antietam Battle Letter – Written by William H. Trisler, Co. K, 14th Indiana Infantry… Their Brigade never gave way during the battle & earned the title “The Gibraltar Brigade” – Trisler describes being hit 3 times! – “THERE IS FIVE ACRES COVERED WITH DEAD REBS. SUCH A SMELL I COULD HARDLY STAND IT.”

6th Michigan Cavalry Letter, Gettysburg Campaign – Great Descriptions by William G. Whitworth of Company A – ONE OF CUSTER’S WOLVERINES – “I THINK IF WE HAD PULLED OUR SPENCERS AT THEM, THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN GLAD TO HAVE LEFT.” – He died a POW at Andersonville, Ga. & we visited his grave!

Lincoln Visits Fallen Richmond – And the Negroes Run to See Him – Letter by James DeHaven, 188th Pa. Infantry, April 4th, 1865

One of Our Best Confederate Covers Along with a Captured Union Patriotic Letter Sheet – Abram C. Pendleton Co. K, 50th Virginia Infantry

The Confederate Commander on Fort Sumter, Col. Alfred Rhett Writes to Col. Butler at Fort Moultrie!

48th Georgia Confederate Battle Letter – Dorsey W. Binion Graphically Describes the Battle of the Crater at Petersburg – “IT WAS FILLED WITH NEGROES AND YANKS CRYING OUT NO QUARTERS, WHEN A HAND-TO-HAND CONFLICT ENSUED WITH THE BREECH OF OUR GUNS AND BAYONETS…” – “THE WHOLE FACE OF THE EARTH WAS LITERALLY STREWN WITH DEAD NEGROES, YANKS AND OUR MEN, THE DREADFULEST SCENE I EVER WITNESSED.” – “OUR BOYS ARE GREAT ON PLUNDERING DEAD YANKS.”

Lt. Charles M. Smith of the 55th Ohio Infantry Writes from Emmitsburg, Md., June 30th, 1863 on the Eve of GETTYSBURG

Rare broadside entitled, “CAMP OF 5th VIRGINIA VOL. INFANTRY U.S.A.” – “OUR CHAPLAIN” – Shows the Chaplain playing his hand organ as the men sing along!

Excellent Confederate Letter from the 26th Virginia Infantry – Lt. Alexander Frederick Fleet of Company I, stationed near Charleston, S.C. Writes of the Union Bombardment & Gives Great Description of Beauregard!

Major Rufus Dawes, Commanding the 6th Wisconsin Volunteers Made Recommendations for Promotion – Written on Beautiful Wisconsin Stationery, the Military Secretary Writes Him Back…

6th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry – Famous IRON BRIGADE Document

Broadside from the Fifth Maine Regiment Association – Concerning their 1894 Reunion in Portland Harbor, ME.

Inexpensive Union General’s Letter & Cover – Marsena Rudolph Patrick – The Union is in Possession of Richmond! – $110

The Battle of Fredericksburg – Letters by William B. Glass Co. F, 155th Pa. Infantry

Lt. Charles G. Blake Co. F, 34th Mass. Infantry Writes at the End of the Petersburg Campaign Describing the Battle of Fort Gregg, “The Confederate Alamo” & INCLUDES A HAND-DRAWN MAP – “THE GROUND WAS FAIRLY TOTTERING WITH THE SHRIEKS OF ARTILLERY AS WE ADVANCED OUR LINE OVER A LITTLE SWELL OF GROUND IN OUR FRONT.” – “BETWEEN THE SWAMP AND FORT, THE GROUND WAS BLUE WITH KILLED AND WOUNDED. “AND MANY A BLUE-JACKET WAS REDDENED. AT THE TOUCH OF THE RIFLE-BREATH.” – “WHEN A BALL STRUCK A MAN, IT WAS ALMOST SURE DEATH, OVER HE WOULD GO BACKWARDS INTO THE MUD AND WATER, IN THE DITCH BENEATH.” – “THE WATER IN THE DITCH WAS GRADUALLY TURNING THE COLOR OF WINE.”

Spectacular Hand-Drawn Map + 3-Page Letter, Siege of Yorktown, Va. by Lt. John J. Knox Company D, 5th Michigan Infantry

Confederate Battle Letter: 48th North Carolina Soldier Fights at the Sight of Dunker Church, ANTIETAM Maryland – “THE GROUND WAS BLOODY FROM THE DYING AND WOUNDED SOLDIERS.  THERE WERE A GREAT MANY DEAD SOLDIERS A LYING ABOUT, SOME WITH THEIR BRAINS SHOT OUT, I SAW ONE MAN WHO HAD HIS HEAD SHOT OFF, ANOTHER WITH LOWER JAW SHOT OFF…”

27th Georgia Infantry Soldier Freeman Walker Writes a Great Description of Fort Sumter… He was stationed there!  Walker was hit by a brick “WHICH WAS KNOCKED OFF THE TOP OF THE WALL BY A 200-POUND PARROT SHELL. I WAS WALKING ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE WALL AND COME VERY NEAR BEING COVERED UP WITH BRICK.”

Graphic Description of Battle of Malvern Hill by Joseph R. Manson 12th Virginia Infantry – “IT WAS A SAD SIGHT TO WALK OVER THE FIELD OF BATTLE AND GATHER UP THE DEAD TO BE PLACED WITHOUT COFFIN OR SHROUD UNDER A FEW INCHES OF DIRT.  THERE WE PLACED THE DARK-SKINNED CREOLE FROM THE SWAMPS OF LOUISIANA WITH THE INVADERS FROM THE OLD GRANITE & GREEN MOUNTAIN STATES OF THE NORTH…”

An Amazing 10-Page (Legal Size) Letter on the June 13-15, 1863 BATTLE OF WINCHESTER, VA… AND LIFE AT LIBBY PRISON AFTER CAPTURE!  Written by Timothy Parker – 18th Connecticut Infantry

18th Virginia Letter – George M. Setszer, June 21st, 1863… He would be killed at Gettysburg on July 3rd in Pickett’s Charge – “WE HAD A FOOT RACE WITH THE YANKEES FOR THE POSSESSION OF SNICKERS GAP.” – “I EXPECT THAT WE WILL TAKE ANOTHER TRIP TO MARYLAND AS OUR CAVALRY HAS ALREADY BEEN OVER.”

December 22nd, 1860 – Letter from Charleston, S.C. WITH ORIGINAL STAMPED ENVELOPE (Pristine Condition)

16-Page Hood’s Texas Brigade Letter Written on 4 Confederate Flag Patriotic Letter Sheets – Ezra Keyser, Co. A 4th Texas Infantry – “THE BOYS PAID BROWNLOW A VISIT AND ACTUALLY WENT INTO HIS OFFICE, TALKED ABOUT TAKING HIM OUT AND HANGING HIM.” – “MY MOTTO, GOD, LIBERTY & TEXAS”

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!

“Republic of South Carolina” Letter – Charleston January 24th, 1861 – James A. Carter, Co. F 23rd S.C. Infantry – “I had the pleasure of seeing the “Star of the West” driven from our Harbour

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.

The Finest Kennesaw Mountain Battle Letter We Have Seen – Lieut. Frank B. James of the 52nd Ohio Infantry Writes Home

63rd Pa. Document with 3 Great, Great Autographs on it – Col. William S. Kirkwood who Died from Wounds at Chancellorsville; Col. Charles H. T. Collis, MOH Fredericksburg & Major Gen. David B. Birney 3rd Corps Division Commander at Gettysburg where he was Wounded Twice

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.”

From Our Personal Collection: A Very Fine Colt Pocket Model Revolver (4-inch barrel) THAT WAS ONE OF 10,000 THAT COLT SENT SOUTH

Fancy Silver I.D. Pin – Beautifully Engraved – Josiah M. Morrill, 13th Mass. Infantry – Captured at Gettysburg on July 1st, 1863 

Confederate Letter & Two Postal Covers from Augustine T. Smythe Who Served in the CONFEDERATE SIGNAL CORPS & ON THE C.S.S. PALMETTO STATE !!

Confederate Surgeon Caspar C. Henkel, 37th Virginia Infantry Writes to His Father Dr. L. G. Henkel – The Valley was “WAITING THE APPROACH OF THE VILE INVADERS OF OUR COUNTRY” – “THEY MAY TAKE OUR PROPERTY, OUR HOMES, OUR LIVES, BUT THEY CANNOT DEPRIVE US OF THAT INHERITANCE PREPARED FOR US ABOVE.” – “YOU WILL PLEASE DESTROY THIS LETTER FOR FEAR IT MAY FALL INTO IMPROPER HANDS.”

136th Pa. Infantry Battle Letter – 12/28/62 Wounded at Fredericksburg & in the Hospital – “A SHELL STRUCK ABOUT THREE FEET IN FRONT OF ME, FILLING MY FACE WITH MUD, AND A PIECE OF IT PASSED OVER MY SHOULDER AND TOOK OFF THE CORNER OF MY KNAPSACK.  ANOTHER PIECE BROKE A MAN’S ARM RIGHT NEXT TO ME.”

Striking Scrapbook Page from Sailor Joseph Watson, USS Montgomery – Watson has mounted a number of colorful labels from wine bottles “CAPTURED FROM THE REBEL STEAMER PET”

Confederate Soldiers Letter – Randolph C. Fairfax, Rockbridge, Va. Light Artillery – (A FAMOUS VIRGINIA FAMILY) – Killed at Fredericksburg 12/13/62. This letter was written 3 months earlier from Martinsburg – “WHEN THE YANKEE BRIGADE WAS BEING DRIVEN BACK BY OUR ARTILLERY FIRE, JACKSON RODE UP TO WITHIN ABOUT 200 YARDS OF THEM AND WAVING HIS HANDKERCHIEF CALLED ON THEM TO SURRENDER.”

CDV of Charles E. Capehart, 1st West Virginia Cavalry – MOH Gettysburg – Signed in Ink on the Reverse.  Capehart was in Farnsworth’s Charge at Gettysburg, & Took Charge of the Regiment when Farnsworth was Killed

6th Wisconsin Graphic Battle Letter – The Wilderness, Laurel Hill & Spotsylvania Court House, May 5 – 13, 1864.  The Writer Mair Pointon of Company A Describes the Bullets Piercing his Blanket & Portfolio AND ONE GOING THROUGH THE LETTERSHEET HE IS WRITING ON! – The Finest Battle Letter We Have Owned

Confederate Soldier Letter – James C. McGaughy of Richards’ Company, Mississippi Light Artillery (Later attached to Prague’s Battalion, under Pender at Gettysburg) DESCRIBES THE BATTLE OF BRISTOE STATION & BEING SOAKED WITH BLOOD!

Ephraim Tuttle of the 45th Ohio Infantry Writes from Kentucky & the Torments of Confederate General Kirby Smith

CDV of Major General Abner Doubleday – Scarce View of Him – Commanded the 3rd Division, 1st Corps at Gettysburg

CDV – The Last Photograph the President Sat For – Original Photograph Taken by Alexander Gardner & Published by G. F. Bouve & Co. in 1865 – Abe Enjoying a Talk with his son Tad!

Confederate Letter Written by Col. Charles H. Olmstead – Fort Wagner, Morris Island, July 14th, 1863 – THIS WAS THE CONFEDERATE COMMANDER THAT REPULSED THE 1ST UNION ATTACK ON JULY 10TH & THE CHARGE OF THE 54TH MASS. COLORED REGIMENT ON JULY 18TH!

Early Confederate War Department “Regulations Concerning Substitutes in the Army” – Richmond October 20th, 1861 – SIGNED IN TYPE BY JUDAH P. BENJAMIN, Acting Sec. of War

Inexpensive Example of the Printed Telegraph Form Used by the Army of the Potomac:  The American Telegraph Company, North, South, East and West

Fine Autographed CDV of General Henry B. Carrington, Commander during the Fetterman Massacre

Battle Letter: PERRYSVILLE, KY. – William Wallace of the 105th Ohio Infantry Describes the Action “THEY DROVE US BACK AND WE DROVE THEM AGAIN. WE FIRED SOME 10 ROUNDS AND SOME MORE.” “I BURIED MY CAPTAIN (L. Dwight Kee) YESTERDAY AND 4 OF OUR MEN. I HELPED TO BURY 42 OF OUR REGIMENT.”

Rare Confederate Pass: “Headquarters Va. Militia Winchester, Va. Oct. 19, 1861”

Letters Actually Written from Fort Sumter are Especially Desirable.  Offered are 3 Action Filled Letters Written by Alonzo A. Vanderford, 21st S.C. when stationed there in March of 1864

Extremely Rare “Regimental” Entitled Life in Camp: A History of the Nine Months’ Service of the Fourteenth Vermont Regiment, from October 21, 1862, when it was Mustered into the U.S. Service, to July 21, 1863, including the Battle of Gettysburg.

The Chaplain of the 17th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Henry Wheeler Sends Home Two Souvenirs to his Wife:  A Confederate Envelope & Letter Sheet Taken at Occoquan, Va. + A Nice Letter to her

The Situation in Charleston, S.C. in July 1865 – The North is Requiring Former Confederates to Pay Penalty Taxes or Lose their property – Some of the Former Slaves do not want to Leave… Read what they said!

Battle of New Bern, N.C. Letter – Written by Hugh E. McAulay, 37th N.C. Infantry – “THE GROUND WAS COVERED WITH BLOOD OF THE HORSES, AND THE CANNON PLAYING ON US ALL THE TIME”

11th Miss. Confederate Soldiers Letter – The Battle of Ball’s Bluff – Written by Major Samuel F. Butler, Who Would Later be Mortally Wounded at Antietam – “The Yankees crossed in ferry boats & in their hurry to recross they sunk their boats & many of them were drowned.”

Letter & Envelope Written on Poor Confederate Paper Picked Up on the Battlefield of Hanover Court House by Walter Chubbuck Co. A of the Ellsworth’s Avengers, 44th New York Infantry

Pair of Smith’s Patent Infantry Colonel’s Shoulder Straps Featuring a Silver Eagle on Each

Important Diary from the 127th New York Infantry – The Siege for Fort Sumter in 1864!

Original Civil War Soldier Art Done by Michael Brennan, Co. B, 7th R.I. Infantry – Near Petersburg, Va. Nov. 1864 He was “Commissioned” by Officers Stone, McKay and Johnson of the 7th R.I.

6th Wisconsin, Iron Brigade Letter Written by Lt. Col. Commanding, Rufus R. Dawes + Endorsements by Brig. Gen. Edward S. Bragg & Brig. Gen. Lysander Cutler!

Original Civil War Sailor Art Drawn by George H. Rogers of the USS’ ‘Adela’ – Presented in the Winter of 1863 to his friend James W. Browning

Sergt. George J. Sager of the 149th New York Infantry Writes Home & Draws a Full-Page Illustration, “This is the way we are now suffering for ‘Our Country” (Getting Stuck in the Mud while Marching!)

Lt. Alonzo A. Vanderford of the 21st S.C. Infantry – His Last 5 Letters Home Before Being Mortally Wounded + the Last Letter His Wife Sent Him (Probably never read by him) + the Letter to His Wife Telling Her of Her Husband’s Amputation… He Died 4 Days Later

Private John M. Hammond of the 44th New York Infantry (Ellsworth’s Avengers) Writes on a Piece of Captured Confederate Patriotic Stationery – Yorktown, Va. May 18, 1862 & Mentions the LAND MINES THE CONFEDERATES HAVE BURIED IN THE GROUND! – He Would be Killed 2 Months Later

ALS of Confederate General Richard Griffith – Written 3 Months before being Mortally Wounded during the Battle of Savage’s Station – “OUR ALL IS ENLISTED AND OUR MOTTO SHOULD BE NOTHING BUT VICTORY OR DEATH. YOU MAY LIVE TO MOURN MY LOSS – NEVER MY DISGRACE -AN UNSTAINED HERITAGE I HOPE TO LEAVE MY FAMILY.

The Battle of Gaines’ Mill, Va. – The Asst. Surgeon of the 11th Mississippi Infantry Writes Home on Colorful Captured Union Stationery Showing Lincoln & McClellan on Horseback – “OUR REGT. FOUGHT WITH THAT DESPERATION CHARACTERIZING MISSISSIPPIANS FIGHTING FOR ALL THAT THEY HOLD DEAR ON EARTH.”

Relic from the Fall of Vicksburg – Col. Frederick Starring of the 72nd Illinois Infantry Collected a Piece of Slate from the Famous Court House Roof! – Great Period Ink Tag

For the Advanced Custer Collector… or the Collector of Medical “Curiosities” – A Calling Card from the Doctor who died with Custer!

Shiloh Battle Letter – Andrew Tuttle, 77th Pa. Infantry – “THE GROUND WAS ALMOST COVERED WITH DEAD BODIES, SOME WITH THEIR HEADS SHOT OFF AND SOME ALL TORN TO PIECES.”

Great Description of the Work that Berdan Sharp Shooter “California Joe” did in Yorktown, Virginia in Killing the Enemy – Capt. Harry C. Fay, Co. H 92nd N.Y. Infantry, Yorktown, Va. July 6, 1862

Fine CDV of Union Cavalry General Phil Sheridan along with a Patriotic Letter Sheet “Sheridan’s Ride”

A Grieving Mother’s Letter + the Letter from Her Pastor to Chaplain Alonzo H. Quint of the 2nd Mass. Inquiring of her Son

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

27th Virginia (Stonewall Brigade) Confederate Letter Written on Captured “Yankee Paper” (A Beautiful Patriotic Sheet) along with Captured Union Patriotic Cover! – Mentions the Incident of “Brother Fighting Brother”, the 1st Maryland CS Meeting the 1st Maryland US!

16th Maine Soldiers Letter – Albert C. Brown Gives a Graphic Description of the Battle of Laurel Hill, Virginia – “THE BULLETS BEGAN TO WHISTLE ABOUT OUR EARS AND THE SHELLS TO BURST OVER OUR HEADS AND THE SOLID SHOT TO PLOUGH UP THE GROUND AND CUT OFF THE TREES ALL ABOUT US.”

Col. John S. Crocker of the 93rd New York Infantry Writes from Salisbury Prison in N.C. – Great Content Including being Forced to “Draw Lots” for Prisoners to be Placed as Hostages

Stunning Applied Wreath NCO Saber Belt Plate

Letter Describing One of the Last Battles in the Civil War – April 9th, 1865 the Battle of Dingle’s Mill in S.C. (The same date that Lee was surrendering at Appomattox C. H.) – Jonathan E. Pillsworth, Co. A, 56th New York Infantry Describes the Action.  They fought along with the famous 54th Mass. Black Regiment!  You have got to see the photo of the politically “incorrect” historical marker we found!

Pair of American Indian Vintage Sterling Silver Spoons – One 6 inch & one 4 inch

Letter Written by Arthur Veazie, Bugler, 1st D.C. Cavalry – Describes their Henry Rifles! – “THEY CARRY 15 BULLETS AT ONCE LOADING. YOU CAN FIRE 15 TIMES WITHOUT TAKING HER DOWN FROM YOUR SHOULDER. WE DON’T HAVE TO USE ANY CAPS TO FIRE HER OFF WITH. THERE IS SOME KIND OF POWDER IN THE CARTRIDGE THAT MAKES HER GO OFF.”

Rare Confederate Pass for the “Richmond, Fredericksaburg and Potomac Railroad and Washington and Potomac Steamboat Co.” – This is the line that carried Stonewall Jackson’s body

Historic Railroad Pass at the Start of the Civil War in South Carolina – The Charleston & Savannah Railroad – Made out to W. F. Colcock – Read on to see why this little pass is so significant! 

A Beautiful Little Piece of Americana – An 1860 Soap or Snuff Tin with Old Sailing Ship Motif

Pass for the James River Canal Boat & Stage –  “From Staunton to Lynchburg”

Early 1861 Pass from HEAD QUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC … By Command of Major General McClellan & Signed by Future General James A. Hardie

The 33rd Wisconsin Volunteers & the Fall of Vicksburg, Mississippi – Sgt. W. Jewett Likely: “THEY WERE LIVING ON MULES WHEN WE TOOK POSSESSION.”

The 124th Illinois Infantry in Vicksburg, Mississippi – Letter by Edward Kelley of Company D – All about the 1864 Election: “I THINK THE POLITICAL HORIZON LOOKS BRIGHT FOR LINCOLN AND DARK AND GLOOMY FOR LITTLE MAC.” “COL. J. H. HOWE AND CHAPLAIN HOWARD MADE SPEECHES IN FAVOR OF THE OLD RAIL SPLITTER.”

Battle Letter from the 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery, Famous Unit that had “the Dictator” – Major Thomas S. Trumbull Writes on May 31st, 1864 – “JUST AFTER I LEFT MY TENT A SHELL BURST IN MY REDOUBT, THROWING A FRAGMENT THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF MY TENT FROM SIDE TO SIDE. ANOTHER STRUCK ONE OF MY MEN IN THE CHEST KILLING HIM INSTANTLY.”

Great Appomattox “Souvenir” Presented by the Acting Chief Quartermaster, A. B. Lawrence – A $10 Confederate Note on Official Stationery from Appomattox, Virginia!

Gettysburg Medal of Honor Recipient General Alexander S. Webb Sends Home a Souvenir from the Battlefield of Fair Oaks, Virginia, May 1862 – NOTE & AUTOGRAPH ALL IN HIS HAND!

Excavated from Dirt from the Historic District in Charleston, S.C. –  A Brass 3 x 2 inch Tag that was once Mounted on a Charleston Trolley

Relics Collected by Captain Henry L. Pasco, Co. A, 16th Connecticut Infantry – Two Relics from the Battle of Antietam

Relics Collected by Captain Henry L. Pasco, Co. A, 16th Connecticut Infantry – A Piece from the Confederate Locomotive “The General”

Relics Collected by Captain Henry L. Pasco, Co. A, 16th Connecticut Infantry – Two Relics from Appomattox Court House

“Souvenir” brought back by William C. Harris, Co. H, 71st Pa. Infantry after being released from Prison in Richmond, Va. – He had been captured in the Ball’s Bluff Disaster

Colorful Examples of Confederate Patriotic Flag Stationery & an Extremely Rare Patriotic Envelope – Both with Period Ink Inscriptions

$5 Note from the State of Georgia Milledgeville, April 6th, 1864 – One of the Notes from the Estate of Mzl Fuller

One of the Rarest Style of Civil War I.D. Discs  – Offered to Men who Fought at the Battle of  Antietam, Sep. 17th, 1862 – M. Duffy, Co. C, 51st New York Volunteers

Highly Desirable Civil War Cavalry Captain’s Shoulder Straps – The Real Deal, Not Later Indian War Period Straps

Pair of Civil War Infantry, ACTUALLY WORN Major Shoulder Straps – Excellent!

Button that William L. Howorth Used to Smuggle a Letter Out of Libby Prison – Sent to the Commander of the U. S. Gun Ship Steamer Conemaugh

I.D. Disc from the 14th Brooklyn, “The Red Legged Devil’s” – Julius Scudder, Co. C

The Battle of Kennesaw Mountain – Henry C. Laybourn, Company A, 66th Ohio Infantry Gives a Long Graphic Description – Confederate General Leonidas Polk is Killed – “WE HAD TO GO RIGHT OVER A HILL IN THE HOTTEST OF THE FIRE.” – “THE BULLETS JUST CUT ALL AROUND ME, BUT FORTUNATELY I DID NOT GET HIT” – “I USED MY OLD ENFIELD PRETTY BRISK.” – “THE REBS STUCK UP A FLAG IN THEIR WORKS IN PLAIN VIEW. I TOOK DEAD AIM AT IT SEVERAL TIMES & AM PRETTY CERTAIN THERE WAS MORE THAN ONE HOLE IN IT.

Capt. John J. Knox, Co. D, 5th Michigan Infantry Writes Home on the Battlefield of Chancellorsville!

The Colonel of the 5th Maine Volunteers Writes to the Parents of One of the Men he has Just Lost in Battle:  Sergt. Washington F. Brown of Co. I Killed in the Battle of Chancellorsville, Va. “MANY TEARS HAS TRICKLED DOWN MY CHEEK SINCE I COMMENCED THIS LETTER.” – Col. Clark Edwards Describes Going with the 5th Maine Chaplain to Comfort the Wounded and Dying… Truly Amazing Content! 

Luther R. Witman, Co. F, the Lochiel Gray’s, 25th Pa. Inf., Writes Home Sending THE MOST FAMOUS PATRIOTIC STATIONERY & ENVELOPE USED IN THE CIVIL WAR: THE ROSE OF WASHINGTON

Lieut. William W. Wells, Co. F, 58th Pa. Infantry Writes from “Camp Suffolk, Va.” in December 1862 – He Describes & DRAWS A MAP of their Expedition to the Blackwater River – “IF THERE’S ANYTHING THAT WILL MAKE A MAN DODGE, IT IS A PARROT SHELL” – “A CURIOUS SOUND THEIR PARROT SHELLS HAVE. SOMETHING LIKE A RAILROAD CAR UNDER FULL MOTION” – “THEY CAME THICKER AND FASTER, BURSTING ALL AROUND US, TEARING OFF LARGE BRANCHES OF TREES AND STRIKING IN AMONG US.”

Writing Home on Very Unusual Stationery… A Blank Confederate Stock Certificate: Chester Hotel & Mining Co. – Horace Sisson Co. K, 1st New York Mounted Rifles Writing from City Point, Virginia May 11th, 1864 – “NEVER SINCE I HAVE BEEN IN THE ARMY HAVE I HAD SHELLS BURST AND BULLETS BUZZ SO CLOSE TO ME”


Letter & Cover from Confederate Soldier G. W. Flowers, A Prisoner at Rock Island Prison – Great “Examined” Cover & Letter

Story H. Gates A.A.G. to Capt. Charles H. Herbert of the 16th New Hampshire Infantry Writes Home Enclosing “THE LAST RELIC OF SECESSIA AT NEW ORLEANS” – A Beautiful Sheet of Confederate Patriotic Stationery with 11 Star Confederate Flag

4th New York Infantry Soldier William Stow Sends Home the Most “Colorful” Souvenirs We Have Seen

Wonderful Letter from the Man who was Killed on the Very Day of Surrender at Appomattox Court House, April 9th, 1864 – Hiram Clark, Co. G, 185th New York Infantry

Out of a Soldier’s Scrapbook, a Curious Front of a CS Patriotic Envelope – Addressed “Genl. R. E. Lee, Richmond, Va.”

Original Soldier Art -William Ku Russell, Co. E 22nd N. Y. Volunteers in “Camping in the Woods”

“For Sale of Slaves & Transfer of Stock… a Charge of $2.00” – Estates had to pay a tax to the “Ordinary’s Office” in Charleston, S.C.

One of Our Finest Pieces of Confederate Postal History – POW Cover from Lieut. James B. Miller Co. A 18th Virginia Regiment – Shot 3 Times in Pickett’s Charge & Dies from his Wounds in Prison

3 California Gold Rush Letters, Each with Great Postal Markings: “SAN FRANCISCO, Cal.”, SEP., OCT. & NOV. 1851 – “TELL THE MAJOR NOT TO COME DOWN YET. THE VIGILANCE COMMITTEE ARE STILL IN SESSION, AND THEY ARREST PEOPLE HERE UPON THEIR LOOKS.”

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