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    [Civil War] J. B. Hiserott Autograph Letter Signed during the siege of Corinth, Mississippi. "J. B. Hiserott." Two pages, 7" x 9", Corinth, May 19, 1862. Third Sergeant Hiserott writes to his family giving details about his health and his expectations about "the big battle of Corinth." He writes, in part:

    "I once more take pen in hand to inform you that I am well, and I hope these few lines finde you the same, yours of Apr 30th came to hand to day, it finds me in good health, and also in a line of Battle, we are expecting an attack every moment, we have been in line all day, til just now we were ordered to brake ranks, and keep on our accouterments, our guns are stacked in a line jut in front of the regiment, we have Breast works thrown up here, and this Regiment has got to support a Battery of six guns, we have to get up and in line of Battle every morning at three or four o'clock in the morn. Our pickets and the Rebels are fighting all the time, I exspect the Big Battle of Corinth will come off in a day or two, or at least will commence in that length of time."

    Some foxing and soiling throughout. This is a fantastic letter written on the eve of battle.


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    December, 2011
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