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    Union Private Henry Richards Civil War-dated Letters (Three). Richards mustered into Co. "E", 140th Pennsylvania Volunteers, 2nd Army Corps, in August 1862. These three letters consist of a total of eleven pages, all directed to his sister in East Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, dated March 2, 1863, December 4, 1863, and December 23, 1863. In the letters, the young private informs his sister of many things, including "a little fight" he was involved in where "only one killed in our regiment and 4 or 5 wounded" (December 4). He goes on to inform her about "making a charge up through a field. . . ." The letters have folds and minor soiling. Three envelopes are included, one bearing the red insignia of the 1st Division, 2nd Corps. Expected staining and soiling.


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    December, 2014
    13th Saturday
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