Henry H Hitchcock was a young patriot from Otisco, near Syracuse, New York who enlisted 1861, was wounded at Ball's Cross Roads, Virginia, and died of illness at Washington, Sept 1861. An original July 5, 1861 letter to Hitchcock from a lady at Syracuse, signed "Nellie", with a description of the Syracuse Celebration of the 4th of July including, fireworks, a company of ridiculous "Rag Monkeys"(euphemism for African-Americans) parades, our saloons provided rail fences etc; "the only decent celebration" was by the Irish & Germans, also the United Citizens Corp, also fireworks, names friends in Army or on leave incl Aaron Ward & Friank Nott, etc.Comes w bio info & war service info for Hitchcock. Nellie Curtis was a friend of Hitchcock's.
With patriotic cover (no stamp), inscribed to Hitchcock, C/O Captain Walrat, 12th NY, Washington DC. General Orders and other imprints.All items are unconditionally guaranteed to be authentic and in the condition as described. PLEASE READ DETAILS OF THE ITEM DESCRIPTION.
I TRY TO DESCRIBE ALL ITEMS ACCURATELY. The item "CIVIL WAR 4TH OF JULY RACIST CONTENT SOLDIER LETTER & COVER 1861" is in sale since Thursday, June 27, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Correspondence, Mail".
The seller is "99counties" and is located in Winterville, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, Mexico.