The 88th Pennsylvania Volunteers was a notable combat unit, organized in Philadelphia and serving under Colonel George McLean with the First Corp. An Original Civil War letter from Private William W Otto, 88th PVI to his wife Charlotte, written at Fort Ellsworth, Virginia, Feb 1862, w handsome illus of a federal eagle perched atop a Civil War drum, and background with stars and the American flag, w banner The Star Spangled Banner Must Be Upheld'. Private Otto writes of the welcome news from Fort McHenry and that she will soon have news of the Burnside Expedition. The War will be pretty well ended by April 1, the rebels are getting sick of the War, we are full of hope that we will be soon marching and a few more fights like last week will put an end to this so keep a good heart. We are all in hope of getting home soon.
Please give my respects to the Villagers of Port Providence and my love to our dear children and also to you. Fort Ellsworth was located near Alexandria, Virginia. 4pp 8 x 5 ink, w color illus. Age stains, small holes, edge wear, Overall VG. Comes w service info- Private Otto served 1 1/2 years before being discharged for disability.
Port Providence was a village along the Schuylkill Canal, Montgomery County, Pa. General Orders and other imprints. All items are unconditionally guaranteed to be authentic and in the condition as described. NOTE: Any repair to a paper item is listed.
I use only museum curator approved archival repair tape. PLEASE READ DETAILS OF THE ITEM DESCRIPTION. I TRY TO DESCRIBE ALL ITEMS ACCURATELY.The item "88TH PENNSYLVANIA CIVIL WAR SOLDIER LETTER PATRIOTIC ILLUSTRATION" is in sale since Sunday, April 25, 2021. 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, Bermuda.