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    Civil War: Confederate Letters & Documents with Texas and Vicksburg Content. 1) 4-pg. letter written in pencil on 1 1/2 sheets of low-grade "necessity" paper, Richmond, Virginia, Jackson Hospital , 3rd Division Ward, from A. V. Motes to his parents. Motes served in the 27th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry which fought at Drewry's Bluff, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Deep Bottom and Weldon Railroad. "I have come through some of the gloomey-est [fighting] you ever saw. The day I left the Regiment was the 28th that I was under fire; both shell and musketry. I was struck on the head with a minie ball, but it did not hurt. 2) Large folio (8" x 12.5") letter with envelope written from Navasota, Grimes County, Texas on March 14, 1864 from Private James A. McCurey, Company C, 3rd Regiment Texas Infantry Volunteers to his uncle. "Now they tell us that we are going to make a rapid march to Louisiana just to be gone for two months... but never intimate what we are going for. Now that kind of a tale will do to tell men who have never been deceived by them but they cannot induce me to believe a word of it... I think that a good many of our men will desert about this time when we take up the line of march for La." Light damp stain with some insect damage and loss along left side. Envelope is missing stamp and has faults. 3) 1-pg. manuscript on blue lined paper, titled "Report of Animals inside the lines at Vicksburg Miss. May 26th 1863 belonging to Moores Brigade." Moore's Brigade was part of Major General John H. Forney's Division comprised of seven regiments from various southern states. 4) 1-pg. letter dated August 2 [n.y.] written by Private James A. Oates of the 22nd Regiment Texas Infantry (Hubbard's), later assigned to Waul's Legion Trans Mississippi Department which fought at Young's Point and Jenkin's Ferry. "Carter King's oldest son belongs to the ninth and had his arm shot off at the Jackson Fight and I believe he is dead... Bob Story is dead, he died at Shelbyville Tenn. It is a hard matter to get a letter Cross the river. Direct your letters to James A. Oates Co A Texas regt Ector's Briggade Walker's Division." Some loss around the edges, not affecting the text.
    From the L. B. Paul Collection


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