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    FORTY-NINE CIVIL WAR LETTERS WRITTEN BY H. J. HAMMOND 189TH N. Y. VOL. 1864 -1865. Hammond enlisted on August 7, 1864 and was mustered into Company "G" of the 189th regiment of the New York Volunteers on September 7, 1864. His service was exclusively in Virginia, mostly at City Point, the headquarters of Ulysses Grant, on the James River between Richmond and Petersburg. Discharged May 30, 1865. This lot of letters was written to his wife. Some featured letters, in part: Oct. 20, 1864. "Shot in leg by one of the boys in his group... 50 to 100 deserters a day from Richmond... Vote for president... Got rebel blankets..."; Dec. 13, 1864. "Wife is sending postage stamp time to time... Been out on night patrol... Got to Willdon railroad and tore it up... Destroyed two H20 tanks..."; Jan. 12, 1865. "Company went out looking for corn. 20 or 25 rebel cavalry fired on them... killed Captain Rice of bath. Company went out find rebel and recover body. Some threw away blankets and nap sack..."; April 3, 1865. "South side railroad new camp approx. 8 mile south of old site had a battle and whipped the rebel... Next moved 1 mile and had another battle. Stayed the night and moved ½ mile and had an awful fight that lasted till dark. Went 6 miles and met Sherdans group...Took 25,000 prisoners after meeting Sherdan and final took Petersburg and railroad..."; April 9, 1865. "Lee Surrendered... Rebs evacuated Petersburg and Richmond... Moved on Lynchburg marched 8 days and started at 5:00 AM and went 2 miles and rebels were in a hollow with supply train. When we came in sight old General lee surrendered... No more marching...". Very nice grouping of Civil War letters, also with Hammond's discharge.

    Condition: Fine-very fine.


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