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    Joseph Carter Abbott, (1825-1881), Officer in the 7th New Hampshire Regiment who led his troops in the capture of Fort Fisher, war date Autograph Letter Signed, "Joseph C. Abbott" and "J.C.A.", four pages, Concord, New Hampshire, June 26, 1861, reporting on preparations for recruiting, and the funeral of "...Walker, a Lieut. in Mouton's Reg. who as you have probably heard fell from the cars in new jersey and was killed. It was has been a melancholy day. The Home Guards, the Horse Guards, the Knight Templars of Concord and Boston, the Governor & Council and the legislature all turned out. The body was laid in State in the rotunda of the State House, and there was a great display. It was indeed splendid... there was a rumor flying about town that your Reg. had attacked the battery opposite you. A man came in and told me of it. I ... said that twenty five of your men were killed, but, said he, 'they took the battery' as if cared nothing at all about the killed. The Governor was a little long-faced about the killed, but said he thought all along that the boys would show pluck..." Very good condition. From the Henry E. Luhrs Collection. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    February, 2006
    20th-21st Monday-Tuesday
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