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    Lot of Nine Civil War Era Documents. Includes: Arad Wilbur ALS. Eight pages, 4.75" x 8", Warrenton [Virginia], July 28, 1863. Wilbur mentions that Lee has forces around Front Royal and Culpepper, "... we had a severe march from the Rappahannock to Penna. chasing those rascals and our boys gave them more than they bargained for at Gettysburgh. I tell you that we slayed them terribly there." He was in the vicinity of that battle, guarding supplies, and laments the fact that an opportunity was squandered to capture the rebel forces as they were retreating near Williamsport. "But we delayed the attack and consequently those notorious Rebs made their escape. They abandoned their positions in the night time and made their way safely across the Potomac..." He refers to war casualties, significant victories that occurred in July, "I think in future we had better celebrate the whole of the month of July instead of the 4th," and his support of the Conscription Act. [and:] Arad Wilbur ALS. Four pages, 6.25" x 8", Brandy Station [Virginia], December 10, 1863. "... Frankly, our Army is now building Winter Quarters about this vicinity. I have just got mine finished and it is a splendid Shanty... Our Corps was reviewed this afternoon by Maj Genl Meade and a number of Russian Officers who belong to that Russian Fleet... My enlistment is drawing to a close fast but the Lord only knows what may take place before it is ended..." [and:] Ferrier Nazer ALS. One page, 7.75" x 9.75", "Hd Qts N. Y. Mounted Rifles," September 22, 1861, to Lieutenant R. Kane ordering him not to send anymore men because of traveling expenses and ordering him to not neglect his duty at the recruiting office in New York as he is absent from his post for the majority of the day. Folds with light toning and a small hole in upper left corner. Slight separation at right edge; light foxing. [and:] Ferrier Nazer ALS. Two integral pages, 5" x 8", "Camp Hunters Chapel [Virginia]," November 24, 1861, to Louis La Farge regarding the goings on with the N. Y. Mounted Rifles, which La Farge was instrumental in raising. Smoothed folds with a small hole in upper left corner. [and:] Frederick "Fritz" Robert ALS. Four integral pages, 5" x 8", Hunter's Chapel [Virginia], January 22, 1862, to Captain La Farge regarding his promotion to Adjutant and his new found happiness. Smoothed folds with a small hole in upper left corner. Folds are weakened and separating near the bottom. [and:] Four Confederate Supply and Pay Vouchers. Group of four printed forms each measuring 11" x 9", on typical low-grade paper, completed in manuscript, each docketed with summaries of the contents. Two dated August, 1863, are titled "Receipt Subsistence Stores transferred" and deal with "Fresh beef" and flour. The other two from October, 1863, are titled "Disbursements and Contingencies". They deal with two musicians in the 12th Virginia Infantry who each received $3.30 for "commutation of rations" while on furlough, signed by Col. D. H. Weisiger.

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    June, 2012
    9th Saturday
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