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4pp. ALS from Corporal Phillip Johnston of the 94th Illinois Infantry, Company C. Written in ink and datelined ''Springfield, Mo. Sept 25 1862,'' letter reads in part: ''...Mary Jane I don't know hardly how to right to you now so I have not had any word from you since I left...but I can tell you that we have got threw with our tramp it was very hard march...24 miles a was so dusty we nearly choked to death especially when we cood not get water but we have got in camp and have got plenty of water by carrying it one of our gards was shot last night by the secesh. he was out garden a well and they think the man that lived there shot him...that is a bout the onley way the ninty forth regt will get killed off. they have got the boys out garden the secesh property all a round the whole country. a union man don't want any gard they say that their property is perfectly safe but the secesh all must have a standing gard all the time...the man that was shot stood his ground until the corporal got thare they was no runn to him...I must tell you about our force we are about 25 thousand strong...and they say that they are 15 hundred Indians coming in here to help us they have got four fortifications nearly made the one that we are close by has got 5 pieces here in this fort...we will have a chance to try our hand be fore meet the rebels...Direct your letters to Spring Field Mo 94 Regt. Co. C Ill. Vol in care of Capt Franklin...P. Johnston to his friend M.J. Preston...'' Johnston mustered into service on 20 August 1862 and mustered out on 17 July 1865 at Galveston, Texas. The 94th fought at Prairie Grove, Vicksburg, Spanish Fort, Fort Morgan and Fort Blakely. Letter measures 5'' x 8''. Mild general soiling, otherwise excellent condition.
94th IL Infantry 1862 ALS -- ''...we are about 25 thousand strong...and they say that they are 15 hundred Indians coming in here to help us...we will have a meet the rebels...''
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Auction closed on Wednesday, March 28, 2012.
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