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Large Historical Archive 16 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT CIVIL

Lot 8095 Details

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Details: This historical archive features 16 original manuscript letters written by John Straight (1828-1897) while serving in the Civil War. Straight first enlisted September 18, 1861 and served in the 85th New York regiment, company B, part of the Army of the Potomac. He was discharged December 31, 1863 and re-enlisted September 2, 1863 in the 112th New York regiment, company E.

These letters, covering matters of illness, family, money, military maneuvers, weaponry, food, and other interesting historical details, have been meticulously transcribed, preserving the writer's idiosyncratic spelling and usage, e.g. "the sout(h) must gow down or the honor of the north is gone and the south in po??pe shal rain a shour of negroes over us."

Datelines include Washington, Baltimore, Clarysville, Chapen Farm, Fort Richmond, and Raleigh.

In addition to the letters is a hand-drawn map and diagram depicting the Battle of Seven Pines. Also known as the Battle of Fair Oaks or Fair Oaks Station, this battle took place on May 31 and June 1, 1862, in Henrico County, Virginia, as part of the Peninsula Campaign of the American Civil War. It was the culmination of an offensive up the Virginia Peninsula by Union Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan, in which the Army of the Potomac reached the outskirts of Richmond. There is also an envelope and a paritally printed Treasury Department form dated 1869.

The archive also includes a bound typewritten anthology of poems written by a descendant in 1930, genealogical documentation, photocopied letters, etc.
Condition / Notes: These antique letters show typical signs of age and wear. Please attend our live sale to inspect them in person.

The stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $14.50
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Large Historical Archive 16 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT CIVIL

Estimate $1,500 - $2,500
Dec 17, 2017
Starting Price $10
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8095: Large Historical Archive 16 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT CIVIL

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Lot 8095 Details

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Details: This historical archive features 16 original manuscript letters written by John Straight (1828-1897) while serving in the Civil War. Straight first enlisted September 18, 1861 and served in the 85th New York regiment, company B, part of the Army of the Potomac. He was discharged December 31, 1863 and re-enlisted September 2, 1863 in the 112th New York regiment, company E.

These letters, covering matters of illness, family, money, military maneuvers, weaponry, food, and other interesting historical details, have been meticulously transcribed, preserving the writer's idiosyncratic spelling and usage, e.g. "the sout(h) must gow down or the honor of the north is gone and the south in po??pe shal rain a shour of negroes over us."

Datelines include Washington, Baltimore, Clarysville, Chapen Farm, Fort Richmond, and Raleigh.

In addition to the letters is a hand-drawn map and diagram depicting the Battle of Seven Pines. Also known as the Battle of Fair Oaks or Fair Oaks Station, this battle took place on May 31 and June 1, 1862, in Henrico County, Virginia, as part of the Peninsula Campaign of the American Civil War. It was the culmination of an offensive up the Virginia Peninsula by Union Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan, in which the Army of the Potomac reached the outskirts of Richmond. There is also an envelope and a paritally printed Treasury Department form dated 1869.

The archive also includes a bound typewritten anthology of poems written by a descendant in 1930, genealogical documentation, photocopied letters, etc.
Condition / Notes: These antique letters show typical signs of age and wear. Please attend our live sale to inspect them in person.

The stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $14.50

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