(2) Civil War Era UNION LETTERS - 1861, 1862 - BEAUTIES, AMAZING CONTENT For Sale
(2) Civil War Era UNION LETTERS - 1861, 1862 - BEAUTIES, AMAZING CONTENT:
ALTHOUGH I GENERALLY DEAL IN SPORTS COLLECTIBLES, I PERIODICALLY PUT UP ITEMS FROM MY BOOK AND MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION; I LOVE HISTORY ON ALL LEVELS.
THESE LETTERS CAME TO ME AS A GROUP, ORIGINALLY PURCHASED FROM A VERY REPUTABLE sale HOUSE, RR sales (PLEASE SEE ALL PICTURES). THEY CAPTURE NOTES/RECOUNTS FROM AN EIGHTEEN-YEAR-OLD PORTER MORSE OF COMPANY G FROM THE 3RD VERMONT BRIGADE. HE WRITES HOME TO HIS BROTHER AND SISTER BACK IN BURKE, VERMONT.
THE CONTENT AND GRAPHICS ON THE LETTERHEAD ARE PRICELESS. ONE LETTER CONTAINS A LIKENESS OF THE U.S. CAPITOL FROM 1861. CONTENT IN THE LETTERS RANGE (BRIEF DESCRIPTION OUTLINED IN SEVERAL OF THE sale PHOTOS), FROM PORTER'S RECOUNT OF WILLIAMSBURG AND GEN. MCCLELLAN:
"...Williamsburg is one of the prettiest places that I ever saw and there are some noble plantations from one to three thousand acres...The girls and women turn up their nose at the Union soldiers but they want to be protected. They all have a white flag out but we generally take what we want in the shape of chickens and young porkers for their insults.
"McClellan has got two balloons with this army. They are up every day a viewing the Rebels."
FROM SEPTEMBER 15TH, 1861:
"The rebel cavalry went to come onto a crossroad and our artillery let them have a shot that burst in among them and laid them a sprawling all over the ground. What there was left whirled their horses and run...
SIMPLY PRICELESS PIECES OF HISTORY!!