Three pages, very legible with its original postally stamped envelope. Written in pencil, the letter reads as follows. 17 / 62 - Dear Sister.I thought to nite I would let you know where I was as it is the first time I have had a chance to write a line since last Thursday. A week ago today we started from london Valley and we have been on the march ever since until today.
We have marched a good strong hundred miles since we started. I stood it very well even though my feet were a little sore. The only place we passed through on the road of any size was Lusboro. Our whole brigade is encamped here consisting of 4 Regt.
The whole 12th Army Corps was on the road together. You can imagine how many men there was as there is 3 divisions in it and each division consists of three brigades and each brigade from 4 to 7 Regts. There is 4 Regt in ours. I can't write any longer as my light is going out.Then I will tell you more about our march. If you write, direct your letter to Wm Jack 20th Regt Ct Co K Washington D. We are about 20 miles south of Washington. There goes the candle and I must close so goodnight.
The letter is in excellent condition, with some toning along the edges. The envelope is complete with a. 25 tear at the top of the front.
A great Civil War letter with its original envelope. The item "1862 Union Soldier's Letter & Envelope, Civil War" is in sale since Wednesday, September 11, 2013. This item is in the category "Stamps\United States\Covers\Postal History".
The seller is "varisell" and is located in Fountain Hills, Arizona. This item can be shipped worldwide.