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4pp. ALS from Charles L. Hewitt of the 7th Connecticut Infantry, Company E. Accompanied by cover. Written in ink and datelined from Camp Palmer in Beaufort, South Carolina, on 25 November 1862. Letter reads in part: ''...our time has been pretty much taken up for the last two or 3 days with Inspections, target shooting and drill. We are now encamped at Beaufort, S.C. one of the healthier places in S.C. I am well as nearly all the rest of the boys are...We had a sham fight with the Conn. battery yesterday. There was some fun in that...I have got a first rate place to sleep. 5 of us put in a quarter a piece and went down town and got us some boxes and floored our tent. It is better than sleeping on the ground...They had the yellow fever at Hilton Head was the reason we left there...Gen. Banks is coming here now with his Division before long, and when he gets here, main land must look out for Charleston and Savannah will have to take it, I hope. We cant do nothing without more troops. We have tried it 2 or 3 times, but its no go...'' Hewitt mustered into Company E on 7 September 1861 and mustered out on 12 September 1864. During his service, the 7th Connecticut saw action at the battles of Fort Wagner, Olustee, Florida and Bermuda Hundred. Letter measures 5'' x 8''. Fine condition.
7th CT Infantry ALS -- ''...the yellow fever at Hilton Head was the reason we left there...Gen. Banks is coming here now...look out...Charleston and Savannah will have to take it...''
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Minimum Bid: $100
Final prices include buyers premium.: $189
Number Bids: 1
Auction closed on Wednesday, March 28, 2012.
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