A CIVIL WAR LETTER WRITTEN BY A PRIVATE IRA S JEFFERS. Approximately 8 inches high An interesting letter about the building of brestworks in Georgia heat.
He details a skirmish with Confederate troops from the 76th Kentucky and 75th Alabama where the shared both friendly banter and gunfire. He writes, Our skirmishers and the Rebs had quite a time the other night they was close enough together so that they could talks to one another so they agreed that they would fire on one another that night. They said that they belonged to the 76th Kentucky 75th Alabamma regiments. With our boys all night. One of our boys asked them if they loved their country and they said of course they did then they asked them what they run off and left it for.
It looks hard for me to be talking and laughing together and the next moment trying to kill each other. The Bullets keep coming over here from the skirmish lines and the artillery keeps shelling each other. Their shell are thrown over us from bothe sides but they have not done much harm to our right yet... Of the 137th New York Infantry saw a fair deal of fighting including during the Battle of Gettysburg on Culp's Hill. The item "CIVIL WAR LETTER ALS UNION SOLDIER PRIVATE IRA JEFFERS 137TH NEW YORK INFANTRY" is in sale since Thursday, November 7, 2019.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Correspondence, Mail". The seller is "preservedpast" and is located in Kansas City, Missouri. This item can be shipped worldwide.