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    Civil War - Soldiers' Letters Group of four letters written by soldiers during the Civil War. Includes: A six page letter by a soldier who signs with his initials, "11th Conn. Vols. 18th Corps Field near Petersburg Va. July 23rd", written to a "Prof. Nason" comparing his life as a student to his present life as a soldier. A six page ALS by a JJ Basom who also signs as "Don Quixote de la Mancha", "In camp near Nashville Tenn Nov 28th '62", to a fellow soldier who had been captured and paroled back home. Good content telling of minor skirmishes as well as his resolve to stay and fight until the war is won. A four page letter by Richard Beekly of the 1st Rifle Regt., "Camp near Whitecook Church, Vir.", Feb, 6, 1863 stating that his "Patriotis is played out... i cannot see that the Rebellion is any nearer Crushed than at first...there is something rong there is a screw loose someplace or the rong driver is with the team or jack asses..." Excellent content regarding poor morale and deplorable conditions. Also, a four page letter by "Alanson S.F.", Harrisburg, Aug. 30, 1862, regarding his service in protecting the Capital. Overall condition of all four letters is very good to near fine, with clean paper and legible ink.

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    June, 2007
    24th-25th Sunday-Monday
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