This is an amazing old letter and map. The whole frame measures 20 1/4 inches by 14 inches while the letter/map measures 16 1/2 inches by 10 1/2 inches.
It has a simple yet nice quality wood and glass frame. I did my best to decipher the letter but it was very hard so please do not expect this to be completely correct. Arlington Heights Camp Hunter VA July 12th 61. Yours from Laporte last Thursday. John it was with pain & sorrow I read that letters although i had almost expected fathers death still I had finally hoped that he might be spared until i could give him a home or could have been near him at his last moments god knows i have suffered in secret for whatever harm i may have done but tis now too late we are now alone, when i read your letter i felt crushed.
I looked around me but not one of the old families? Around and i seemed for the?
I may see you soon if you are still on Laporte as there is a prospect of our going home in 30 days we are 3 years men but there appears to be? Which were mustered in so it is? That we will be ordered home??? Is very unpopular & threats have been made against his life. We are encamped on the estate of Lt.
That is the house is and? Looking mansions the grounds are the most beautiful i ever saw the scenery is magnificent the house? A view of the Potomac & the city of Washington. Gen McClellan is our division commander the men have every confidence in him if any body says that we did not fairly win the battle the battle of Bulls Run tell them they are mistaken but it was lost? Had generals thinks of men marching?
> when arriving near the battlefield at 3 p. Since morning on empty stomachs? Then going into the battlefield on double grind and you have some idea of how we felt to tell the truth it was murder? Of how i felt and others beside i fell asleep on the battlefield when we were posted on a hill in the boys dodging?
All around we were not allowed to return a shot in the early part of the fight we were marched within no? Riffles and after marching down there to no purpose we were marched to a hill on the right where they have another? Of some of the scenes I must tell you of one one poor fellow a member of NY 12th was sitting by the roadside on a stone eating a? He supposed he was out of danger? Him on side of the face and completely cut it off above the chin.
It severed the upper lip from the rest of the face. The poor fellow lived 2 hours after he was shot it was pitiful to see him?
His hands and feel for his face others there were even worse than this. I would advise you John not to enlist when no men can be found to fight their country battles than it may do to show patriotism as for enlisting any of the way it don't pay it costs a man 10?
A month to live for Uncle Sam sometimes forgets his bags we were 8 days without rations at Bulls Run how can men fight this, we? Well now as Bulls Run has taught them a lesson. Send me Chicago papers if you can theirs are no? I could write more if i had room. Good bye your brother M P?The item "1861 Civil War Map by Magnus & Soldier Letter To Brother Free Shipping" is in sale since Wednesday, June 12, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Other Civil War-Related Items". The seller is "tepperhome" and is located in Napa, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, Russian federation.