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    Civil War Soldiers' Letters - Group lot of fifteen Civil War dated letters, including a total of thirteen by soldiers, dating from 1861-1864, and two from the homefront. Soldiers' letters include various types of content, mainly regarding provisions and camp life, with a few including battle content. In a letter three pages long and dated May 17, 1861, written from Camp Essex, George Treasy writes: "... We hear much in regard to the new Companies at home, how much has been done for them etc, from present appearances I do not think they will be sent forward unless they join the new Regiments to be mustered in for three years - the necessity which called out the first troops for 3 months has been fully met, the Capitol is safe, the communication between North and South, is opened, and will be kept some and now the Gov will require troops that will serve through the War..." In a letter dated Aug. 7, 1862, to his mother, E.W. Warren of the 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry writes: "The rebs planted 3 batteries on the bluffs opposite us across the river and the shell hopped into our camp for about an hour pretty lively. They commenced firing about 12 at night and kept it up till a little past 1... there was one man wounded dover in the 4th Pa. but none of our regiment as hurt, some of 'K' Compy. who were taken since we came to this camp by the enemy were exchanged a few days ago and came back to the regiment yesterday. They tell a pretty hard story..." Union soldier W.R. Noble writes: "Hd Qrs. 10th A.C. in the Va. field, Oct. 3 1864... On the 28th ult. we left our camp near Petersburg - got into line at 2 oclock - took up th e line of March at 6 PM - march to 3 AM to 'Deep Bottom' distance - supposed - 20 miles you may imagine how some of the boys felt after marching through the sand. We crossed the Appomatox at 'Bermuda Hundred' crossed the 'James' at Carls neck on the pontoons - which brought us to Deep Bottom. the morning after we arrived the first thing I heard was musketry in the woods near by a skirmish between the Col. troops & Rebs Birney drove the Rebs back about 5 miles on the New Market & Mill Road - the place where we are now laying - said to be 5 or 6 miles from Richmond..." Overall condition of letters is very good and includes four of the original covers.

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    June, 2007
    24th-25th Sunday-Monday
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