Harriet Beecher Stowe's son, Frederick William Stowe, enlisted in 1861 to fight in the Civil War (The War that Abraham Lincoln joked that Mrs Stowe, his mother had started with her book, "Uncle Tom's Cabin"). After service w the 1st Massachusetts & 1st Mass Heavies, he joined Major General Steinwehr's staff; he was severely wounded by shrapnel at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863, while acting as a courier. He struggled with the disease of alcoholism for much of his life, a constant source of worry to his Mother.Postwar he attempted to go to sea, hoping shipboard life would help him remain abstinent. He disappeared from the docks at San Francisco in 1871, leaving a distraught mother. An original Civil War Order from General Steinwehr at HQ, 2nd Division, June 11, 1863 (3 weeks before Stowe was WIA at Gettysburg) to Colonel Charles Carter, to send a group of soldiers for picket duty, reporting to Mrs AB Underwood at Stephens Farm who "will locate them and give them instructions". The 1p 8 x 11 ink letter is signed by Fred W Stowe as Captain and AAG. 1p 8 x 11 ink. Age stains, edge wear, Overall VG. Comes w postal cover addressed to Mrs Adin Underwood as'Additional Aide de Camp, 2nd Division, 11th Corps. A rare signature and an extra little mystery- The first time I have encountered a woman named as an Aide de Camp. Jane Lydia Walker Underwood was the wife of General Adin Ballou Underwood. General Orders and other imprints.
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I TRY TO DESCRIBE ALL ITEMS ACCURATELY. The item "HARRIET BEECHER STOWE SOLDIER SON CIVIL WAR LETTER 1863" is in sale since Sunday, August 11, 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.