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    Autograph Letter Signed Describing the Indian Campaign in Minnesota 1863, 5" x 8", four pages, on patriotic stationary, December 22, 1862, Forrest City, Minnesota. Written by 24 year old Private Robert B. Coffin of Company "D", 6th Minnesota Infantry to Miss Rebecca Allen of Greensboro, Indiana, the letter recounts several battles in the winter of 1863. Coffin writes of the "...splendid sight [of] the long lines of glittering bayonets ... hurrying horsemen , rattling cannon and caissons swept by." He writes of the sounds of battle, " ...the report of the Minie rifle the hissing balls the thunder of the cannon the roaring shells singing grapeshot and the shouts of our brave boys went up in one wild chorus". Coffin also has his tender moments, "Through the lone watches of the night, when the camp is wrapped in sleep and 'I, as sentry, pace my beat', my thoughts go back ... to the little curly haired girl that was my schoolmate...". Wonderful content. Very fine.

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