One of the finest Civil War soldier's letters that I have ever seen. A veteran about to be mustered back into active service. Wells, at New Bern, North Carolina, in a letter dated Feb. The letter reads as follows: Once more I will write a few lines to let you know that I still live.I want you to write the particulars of your fight at the Creek for it is impossible to get two stories alike. We expected them here and got all ready for them but they did not come. Has promised me the first vacancy in Co. F if I will continue in the Regiment and there will be two in a short time if you leave for the Capt. At least that is the opinion of all here.
The papers have been sent to the War Department to have him mustered out. The mustering officer is here today to muster us as veterans.We are all well as common and hope to remain so. Give my best wishes to C.
Deserters continue to come in. " The "fight at the Creek refers to the battle of Antietam Creek, Sept. The battle was a draw, with General Robert E. Lee withdrawing to withdraw to Virginia to rebuild, and McClellan refused to pursue resulting in his firing. It was--and remains--the deadliest day in United States military history with 22,717 dead, wounded, or missing.
A great letter between two soldiers concerning one of the greatest events in United States military history. We are full time autograph and document dealers, and members of the Manuscript Society.
Payments must be by Pay Pal. The item "Great Civil War Soldier's Letter, 1863, Antietam Creek" is in sale since Wednesday, March 24, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Correspondence, Mail".
The seller is "history*plus" and is located in Binghamton, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.