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    Letters From a Union Hospital Orderly to His Wife and One from her Brother. Three Autograph Letters Signed, "E Brady", 12 pages total, 8vo, Chattanooga, Tennessee, to Martha Brady, Rainsville, Indiana. (November 2, 1863) "...the rebs tried to shell us today from off of the lookout mountain - they fired 3 shots at us two of [which] struck close by - one shell bursted over our hospital - I tell you it made us open our eyes...General Hooker is working away at them...we hear he has got them cut off and our men are between them and the rest of the army... (November 5, 1863) "...I understand the rebs are building forts and planting cannon on side the lookout mountain...the rebs cannot shell us to do mutch (sp) good from atop of the lookout - they think to try us from off the side...we have 55 patients in this ward...I am afraid this is not a healthy place - we have a crazy man in this ward we call him crazy - he don't know what he is a doing half the time - he struck at the doctor with his knife the other day..." (November 22, 1863) "...they are going to bounce the rebs tomorrow our regt has marching orders...all the convalescence (sp) that was able to use a gun without marching far to report to their regiment immediately, they sent off six from my ward...I was over to the regiment yesterday we got our pay - we settled up our clothing bill for the year - I was in debt 18 dollars...". Evenly toned, two with stamped covers. Fine condition. The letter from Martha Brady's brother is as follows: Autograph Letter Signed, "Harris Gass", three pages, 8vo, November 4, 1863, Chattanooga, Tennessee. "...I weigh 184 lbs. You can see by that I am not damaged much by short rations...they may say as much about fighting as they please there is not much fun in it. I do not care about getting in to another fight but wherever the Regt or Company to which I belong goes there is where you will hear of me being - we were very lucky in the Chicamauga (sp) fight...I saw men...shot through the middle with cannon balls, others with their legs thrown 15 feet in the air after being tore off by a shell but enough...". With original cover. Folds, else very fine condition.

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