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    Union Soldier's Letter by Sergeant Lewis M. Creveling, Pennsylvania 149th Infantry, Co. "F". Three pages, 5" x 8", July 19, 1863, "Camp near Harmony, Va." written to his "Sister", B. B. Creveling of Fairmount Springs, Pennsylvania, 150 miles north of Gettysburg. The letter, which comes with transmittal envelope, contains information on Union troop movements following the Battle of Gettysburg. "Lucky in getting this sheet of paper," Creveling writes (in part): "Well we have driven Lees Army across the Potomack. After the battle of Gettysburg our Brigade had several skirmishes with the Johnies but always drove them, none of our company after the first days fight got hurt, but quite a number of the regt. were wounded. We crossed the Potomack yesterday morning on Pontoons at a place called Berlin and last night rested our weary limbs near a fine town called Waterford on the Sacred Soil of Virginia." The soldier writes of receiving better treatment in Maryland than in southern Pennsylvania where the "Dutch women" charged high prices for food: "They don't know enough to appreciate American Liberty & would not cared a dam if the Grey bucks would have taken half of the dutch Sarpents to richmond." Fine condition.

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