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    1st Massachusetts Heavy Artillery: Chaplain Stephen Barker Autograph Letter Signed to the wife of Major Frank A. Rolfe regarding the "death & burial of my dear friend Major Rolfe," who was killed six days earlier at the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House. Four pages, 7.75" x 9.75", "Camp near Petersburg Virginia," June 25, 1864. Chaplain Barker writes, "The major was shot through the right breast & only breathed a few breaths afterwards." With interesting content on the major's death and burial at Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia. The folds on both sheets have been reinforced with cello tape, which has become discolored.

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    December, 2014
    13th Saturday
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