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4pp. ALS from Charles W. Smith of the 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery, accompanied by cover. Written in ink and datelined ''Fort Scott, Va, Nov 21st. [1862],'' letter reads in part: ''...The removal of Gen. Mc Clellan from the army of the Potomac has caused a good deal of loud talk, hard feeling in the army and will I fear lengthen instead of shorten the war. Yet Burnside has not done anything that would embitter him to the position that he now holds for all that he and his men accomplished. Last spring was due to Mc Clellan planning & Gen. Burnside reported so to the war department. But we must only hope for the best and I for one shall not condemn Burnside until there is a cause. The 18th...still continue to stay at their old camp near Alexandria doing duty in the city. They have lost seven men by death since they arrived here. Our Regt has not lost a man in the same time but there is a member of Com. K sick with the Small Pox that will probably die. This is the first and only-case of Small Pox that has ever been in our regiment...'' The 1st Connecticut was engaged in battle at New Bridge, Malvern Hill, Fredericksburg, Yorktown and Petersburg. Charles Smith mustered into Company I in May 1861, was ultimately promoted to First Lieutenant and mustered out in September 1865 at Washington, D.C. Letter measures 5'' x 8''. Fine condition.
1862 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery ALS -- ''...The removal of Gen. Mc Clellan from the army of the Potomac has caused a good deal of...hard feeling in the army...''
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Minimum Bid: $100
Final prices include buyers premium.: $189
Number Bids: 2
Auction closed on Wednesday, March 28, 2012.
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