An original Civil War soldier letter written on the reverse of a Civil War song sheet titled "The Battle of Winchester September 19, 1864" has a small illustration of a cavalry fight, with words by WT Haroff, 126th Ohio Volunteers, "Dedicated to the 6th & 19th Army Corps", recounts the Battles at Winchester & Fishers Hill under Generals Sheridan, Wright & Emory. The 3 page ink letter from the "Camp 10th NY Hvy Arty ", March 4, 1865 is from Ozander Douglas, Company H, Washington, DC to friends at home: he is now on picket duty where we can talk with the Johnnies, who are coming into the lines & think the War is played out, trading coffee for tobacco, also asks for news of the boys from Jefferson County, has visited the 186th Regiment, etc. Private Ozander Douglas served from 1861-63 with the 35th New York, surviving the Battles at Fredericksburg and Antietam, then with the 10th NY Heavy Artillery, Company H, Blackwater Artillery Artillery Company, raised at Brownville, New York, which fought as infantry in Grant's Overland Campaign & the Shenadoah Valley Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia and the Siege of Petersburg.
Douglas is buried at Pillar Point, NY. Condition is Overall VG with edge wear, minor stains.
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