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    Samuel Allen Rice: Rare War-Date Letter of the Union General Who Died of a Wounded Ankle. Autograph Letter Signed, 2 pages, recto and verso, Oakaloosa, Iowa, August 22, 1861. To his brother, Elliott. Some nascent tearing at center folds, else very good. All the news is about Iowa readying itself for war - with the exception that "Grim is here & tight most of the time disgracing himself." In part: "Palmer is having a hard time getting his company up... has now got 77... Chas Serle 2nd Lieut. - Chas Wiles 1st - Cunningham is trying to raise 30 men to go with him & raise a company from Krokus... John Lofland is getting up a rifle company to buy our men rifles - I think we will get the Minnie... We will I presume expend our patriotism shooting at a mark ... No word about your Majorship .... Have your daguerreotype taken the very first occasion..." All this, when the War would still be over by Christmas! From the Henry E. Luhrs Collection. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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