Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    [Civil War] Outlawing of Liquor Trafficking Among the Troops signed "Jos. C. Wheeler, Capt." Four pages, November 26, 1863, "Provost Marshall's Office", Charleston, to Brigadier General Alfred Nattie Duffie, concerning an order issued by Duffie "prohibiting the traffic in Spirituous Liquors inside of your lines." With folds and some foxing and staining, else very good.

    More Information:

    In this letter, Captain Wheeler agrees with Brigadier General Wheeler's recent order to prohibit the trafficking of liquor. In part: "Permit me to congratulate you upon the excellent order you have issued recently, prohibiting the traffic in Spirituous Liquors inside of your lines. . . . It's wholesome effect upon the soldiers is quite visible to the most casual observer, even now--notwithstanding the order has been in operation just a few days. Great mourning and lamentations are always heard upon the adoption of such decisions measured by a certain kind of mercenary citizens who follow up the Army to grab every dime of the poor soldiers earnings. . . . and instead of devoting their time & talents to aid their government in putting down this 'Hell-born Rebellion' will do anything to make money, no matter how much what they are doing will retard the army, in that patriotic work. . . . Since I have been connected with the army I have witnessed the sad effect of Whiskey & other intoxicating drinks upon the army and so few efforts to get rid of its influence."



    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    March, 2009
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 0
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 292

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 28 days left to consign to the 2018 December 9 Civil War, Militaria, Arms & Armor - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage Auctions and Mr. Chad Reingold were...professional and courteous in all transactions and provided outstanding service in answering my many emails. I recommend them at the highest level.
    Killy M.,
    Melbourne Beach, FL
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 September 13 Rare Books & Maps Signature Auction Books - Dallas
    2018 September 13 Rare Books & Maps Signature Auction Books - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $1,094,325