Private William E Fetters served Sept 1864- June 1865 with the 203rd Pennsylvania Infantry, originally recruited as a Sharpshooter Regiment, in the Petersburg Siege at Deep Bottom & then took part in the Fort Fisher Campaign where he was was wounded in action January 15, 1865. An original letter from Fetters at "Deep Bottom, Nov 11, 1864 to his wife SJ (Sallie) Fetters and baby boy George, sends lots of kisses to both, he is getting along fine on provost duty, got his tent up, was short of food but the "Darkies that left here today shared from their haversacks. He is so homesick he sees a steamboat heading North on the James River & wishes he was on it, now he lays his head down on his knapsack to think of Sallie & sends even more kisses. 2pp 8 x 11 ink.
Stains, edge tears, Overall Good. 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 BLACK SOLDIERS SHARE FOOD WITH PENNSYLVANIA SOLDIER LETTER" is in sale since Sunday, December 8, 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.