At the End of the Civil War many soldiers were unable to obtain their final discharge papers and their pay, this problem was especially common in African-American units where the white company officers were sometimes promoted from white regiments just to get rid of them. , w reverse notation that he states he was discharged from both the army and the navy.
The letter is not an easy read, Private Mangin was barely literate and the letter is full of misspellings. 1p 8 x 9 ink. Edge wear, age stains, Overall Good.
This letter came with others from the estate of Dr Tilton Elkins, a noted Andover, NH and Des Moines, Iowa physician and an ardent Lincoln supporter and abolitionist. 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 "US COLORED SOLDIER CIVIL WAR LETTER AFRICAN-AMERICAN DISCHARGE" is in sale since Saturday, July 20, 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.
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