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    Two Letters from Union Soldiers in Transit. One is dated January 11, 1863, written in Baltimore, and at six pages measures 7.75" x 9.75", while the other is four pages, 5" x 8", and was put down on stationery from the Union Volunteer Refreshment Saloon & Hospital in Philadelphia, on September 25, 1863. Both letters addressed to the men's wives, who are informed of their husband's longing for them, as well as their perilous journeys. One soldier writes of traveling through war-torn Harper's Ferry, West Virginia, and the wreckage it had become. In part: "It is now a completely ruined place, and hardly a house remains with a roof on it, or with a window to it..." The Baltimore letter includes the original transmittal envelope. Both letters have smoothed folds, with slight separation occurring at some, due to weakness. The Philadelphia letter shows some soiling and discoloration.

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    December, 2015
    12th Saturday
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