With Letter Signed by the Soldier. What is so amazing about this small collection of Civil War items is that the soldier left a detailed description of the items with dates and places. The letter is dated March 24th 1897 and signed by the soldier. So the letter was written 22 years after the war ended.
It is an articulate statement about the effects of the war on this soldier. Included in this listing are.
A letter detailing the soldier's experiences. The letter is hand written and fills the front and back of an 8 1/2 by 11 sheet of paper. The letter was folded and rolled up and stored under the flap of the cap box. This is the front page of the letter. This cap box and belt plate I carried through the War of the Rebellion.
The caps and cartridges in it were brought home with it and were such as we used during the war. In it will be found also a ball which struck and imbedded [sic] its self in the cap box and bent also the belt plate which happened to be back of it and both were immediately in front of the stomach. This occurred on the Atlanta campaign at Picket's Mill Ga May 27, 1864 in a charge upon the rebel breast-works.
The ball struck the ground first a few yards in front of me and glanced upward. We were at the time within about 30 or 40 yds of their works.
I was in no way injured or impaired by the shot and we did not succeed in driving the rebels. Many of the boys in blue were buried there. (The battle is sometimes called Pumken vine Creek) I can't read the writing well on that name. (The little wire in the cap box was called a priming wire and was used to clean out the tube, if need be, before putting on the cap) I enlisted in Company D 93d Reg. 1862 was discharged about June 13th 1865.
During which time I was in constant service with the company- never missed a day from sickness or other causes. [the letter continues on the back of the page]. The letter is signed J. The letter is printed on paper with this letterhead: J.
He was 18 years old when he enlisted with the 93rd Ohio Infantry. The back page of the letter tells about his brother's death due to a wound from the war.He mentions 7 of his friends who enlisted with him that died in battle. Civil War Leather Cartridge Cap Box Pick Signed Letter Union Soldier" is in sale since Sunday, December 03, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Other Civil War Original Items". The seller is "jdzoschke" and is located in Mission, Kansas.
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