Williamsport, Maryland was an important Potomac River crossing site for Lee's Army, guarded by the 7th Pennsylvania First Defenders in 1861. An original letter from Sergeant Adam Hess of historic Boalsburg, Pa, at Williamsport, MD June 16, 1861 to his Sister: we just arrived from Camp McClellan, near James College today, 40 citizens held off 1,000 rebels trying to cross the River, lots of volunteers here incl the 4 Pennsylvania Units, tomorrow we march to Winchester, lots of Union flags here, mentions writing to Dr Fisher (Surgeon Calvin Fisher, 148th Pa) , etc.
2pp ink 8 x 11", sgd "Adam. Comes w service info for Hess who also served in the Antietam Invasion. Edge wear, age stains, Overall VG. 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 PENNSYLVANIA SOLDIER LETTER WILLIAMSPORT MARYLAND" is in sale since Sunday, January 20, 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.