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    [Civil War] Group of Three Union Letters including: Notice of the Death of James Hendery to his wife. Two pages, 7.75" x 9.75", on blue-lined paper, Newport News, October 17, 1861. Written from the "Head Quarters 2nd Regt N. Y. Vols.," the sad letter begins: "It becomes my painful duty to notify you that your husband, private James H. Hendery, a member of my Company Died on the evening of the 15th after an illness of Eight days of Inflamation [sic] of the Bowels." He goes on to tell her of his burial at Fort Monroe, Virginia. The letter is torn in thirds across each horizontal fold. Very good. [and:] General John Ellis Wool Autograph Letter Signed. "John E. Wool." Two pages, 10" x 8", Fort Monroe, August 29, 1861. Addressed to John A. Griswold, future member of the U. S. Congress and president of the Rensselaer Iron Works, which forged parts for the USS Monitor, General Wool (1784-1869) an officer during the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War, and the American Civil War, is sending a check to help with the burial of members of the Second Regiment Infantry, New York Volunteers also known as the Troy Regiment. Text is bold and signature is clear. Toning along the folds. Fine. [and:] Letter from Camp Butler. Three pages, 5" x 8", on blue-lined paper, Newport News, September 2, 1861. Author apologizes for not replying earlier, but explains that he was waiting for "the result of an expedition that was about leaving here at the time..." He continues, "The Expedition was commanded by General [Benjamin] Butler and Commodore Stringham." He later makes a reference to the "Bethel affair" meaning the Battle of Big Bethel, one of the first land battles of the war. Vertical fold crease is breaking in places, but overall in fine condition.

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    November, 2011
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