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    Thomas J. Gregg Archive of Twenty-three Letters spanning the years 1862-1872. All the letters contain details of his time in the army during the Civil War and on the frontier during the Indian Wars, as well as letters from his brothers who also served in the war. Some letters of note include:

    George Gregg Autograph Letter Signed. "George Gregg."One and one-half pages, 5.25" x 7.75", Alexandria [Virginia], September 4, 1863. To his sister, Ellen. George is relating a train accident he was involved in. After the accident, the crew was "taken by the Rebels." Very fine.

    Thomas Gregg Autograph Letter Signed. "Tom J. Gregg." Two and one-half pages, 5" x 8", Washington D. C, October 23, 1862. To his sister, Ellen, from Kirkwood House.

    Kirkwood House was a prominent hotel located on Pennsylvania Avenue and was to be the site of the assassination of Vice-President Andrew Johnson the night President Lincoln was assassinated.

    Thomas Gregg Autograph Letter Signed. "Tom."One and one-half pages, 7.5" x 9.5", on blue-lined paper, Camp Warrenton [Virginia], June 4, 1863. To his sister, Ellen, relating the details of a skirmish he encountered "at Sulphur Springs." Mild toning; right edge is folded.

    [Antietam] Henry Gregg Autograph Letter Signed. "Harry." Two pages, 4.75" x 7.75", in pencil one blue-lined paper, "six or eight miles from Harpers Ferry [Virginia]", September 18, 1862. To his sister, Ellen, recounting his involvement in the Battle of Antietam the day before. He says:

    "I passed through a terrific battle yesterday, but miraculously escaped unharmed. The canister, grape shell and bullits [sic] came thick and fast. I lost in killed and wounded about one fifth of my company."

    He goes on to relate the death of General Joseph K. Mansfield: "You will read an account in the papers the killed and wounded will reach a larger figure lost Gen Mansfield, our commanding Gen."

    The Battle of Antietam was the single bloodiest day in American history. Over 23,000 casualties were suffered during the battle. It is also noted as the first major engagement of the war to take place on U. S. soil. The letter has the usual fold creases. Some toning is evident; edges untrimmed. Minor staining on the back does not affect the text. Very good.

    Henry Gregg Autograph Letter Signed. "Henry H. Gregg." One page, 5.5" x 9", Richmond, November 15, 1863. Written from Libby Prison addressed simply to "Dear Brother [probably to Tom]", Henry is relating his experience there. Libby Prison was a notorious Confederate prison camp outside of Richmond, Virginia. Very fine.

    Thomas Gregg Autograph Letter Signed. "Tom." Three and one-half pages, 5" x 8", on "Army of the Potomac, Office of Special Inspector of Cavalry" letterhead, blue-lined, "Hd Qrs. 2 Div," August 11, 1864. To his sister, he laments the destruction of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, by Confederate troops and states, "Our Johny [sic] friends will pay." Heavily toned, not affecting the text, but in fine condition.

    Thomas Gregg Autograph Letter Signed. "Tom." One and one-half pages, 3" x 6", on blue-lined paper, near Malvern Hill [Virginia], August 19, 1864. To his sister. Malvern Hill was the sight of one of the Seven Days battles. Extremely minuscule text; untrimmed edges. Fold creases are weakened. Fine condition.

    George Reid Autograph Letter Signed. "George Reid." 7.5" x 9.5", on blue-lined paper, Buckingham County, April 13, 1865. Addressed "To the Provost Marshal," Mr. Reid asks for: "a guard for a few days to protect my property." He goes on:

    "I am informed that it will take three or four days for the wagon trains to pass and I will no doubt be troubled with them during that time. I have lost nearly everything in the way of supplies and have a very large family to provide for (about 40 negroes) and have not three weeks supply left."

    Some adhesive ghosting is evident along the edges; right edge untrimmed. Fine.

    Thomas Gregg Autograph Letter Signed. "T. Gregg." One page, 5" x 8.25", on blue-lined paper, Fort Phil Kearny [Wyoming Territory], January 1867. To his sister, he says about the frontier: "We are now having a great Indian war here." He continues: "Ninety four officers [illegible] were killed on the 21st last month."

    On December 21, 1866, a unit comprised of Captains Fetterman and Brown, 27 cavalry, 49 infantry, and two civilian who were armed with Henry rifles. They were summarily attacked by a party of Cheyenne and Oglala Sioux. The skirmish is known as the Fetterman Massacre. There were no survivors. Some toning and minor foxing; very fine.

    Thomas Gregg Autograph Letter Signed. "T. J. Gregg." Three and one-half pages, 5" x 8", on blue-lined paper, Wyoming Territory, August 8, 1867. To his sister about happenings on the frontier. Makes references to Fort Laramie. Slightly toned with some ink bleed through. Very fine.

    Letters are collected in an album with marbled boards and cloth spine..


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