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    When you hear of the last Confederate soldier laying in his grave, then you may say that the South is conquered, but not until then.

    C.S.A. Lot of Eight Autograph Letters Signed consisting of:
    R. M. Thorn- Soldier letter, 3 pages, Camp Griggs, VA [sic], March 8, 1863, misses home and the ladies.
    J. B. Baumont- Soldier letter to his wife, 3 pages, Norfolk, VA, May 11, 1861, discusses his experiences. Early war letter.
    Ernest T. Holley- Soldier letter to his sister, 2 pages, Trenton, GA, October 8, 1863, talks about the girls back home.
    Elvira Churchill- A petition by a soldier's mother to Savannah Marshal Philip A. Clayton on behalf of her captured son, 3 pages, Graniteville, SC, June 25, 1863, with original cover.
    John H. Flood- 1 page, Lynchburg, Virginia, December 12, 1864, to Maj. Gen. John C. Breckinridge, regarding supplies.
    C. F. Herkey- Soldier letter to a lady friend, Marion, AL, March 9, 1864, war news.
    P. G. Gier- Post-war soldier letter to a lady friend, 2 pages, Rome, GA, October 8, 1865. Interesting content including "...I was out hunting last week and killed 2 wild turkeys. During the war it was fun to kill Yankees, but since..." With original cover. (Unevenly toned, weak folds)
    Bob Douglass- A great soldier letter to his sister, 2 pages in pencil on 8" x 10" lined blue paper, Camp 41st Geo. Regiment Near Jonesborough, September 10, 1864. Robert O. Douglass of Troup County, Georgia writes about the fall of Atlanta. Reading this letter, one cannot help but conjure up images in Gone With the Wind of Atlanta burning. Douglass writes, in part: "...I hope though that Old Sherman will allow us to rest for a little while so that we can recuperate our health. I supposed you have heard of Genl Sherman driving all the citizens away from Atlanta. It's the most brutal and inhumane act I ever heard of. General Hood sends 500 wagons for them Monday... What do you all think of the fall of Atlanta? Are you whipped? I hope not. When you hear of the last Confederate soldier laying in his grave, then you may say that the South is conquered, but not until then. We will continue to fight them as long as we live... Our cause is a just one. God is a just God, therefore, we must win..."
    An interesting and diverse lot. Generally fine condition.


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2007
    24th-25th Sunday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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