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4pp. letter from John W. Shepard of the 13th Indiana Infantry, Company E. Dated 17 January 1865, letter reads in part: '''...yet alive. have been in Camp 9 days this evening in a small tent made of logs'...2 of us Eat together and cook in the stove'...We have 3 or 4 plates, cups plenty, pork, salt Beef, and some days fresh Beef'...We can get'...Christian papers every day. I have more papers than I can read'...I went to Church'...last Sabbath for the first time since I left. There is prayer meeting every night. I think I shall go tonight. My health is improving although exertion makes my heart beat so. I was about Starved when I came here'...There has been a grand Review today. Saw more Soldiers than I ever did. There is a great rejoicing today. Shooting musketry, and offal Yelling'...over the capture of ft. fisher in N.C. that our Boys failed to take the first trip they made'...'' Shepard mustered into Company E on 12 November 1864 and was mustered out on 5 September 1865 at Goldsboro, North Carolina. During his service, the regiment saw duty in the Shenandoah Valley and at Fort Marshall in Baltimore, Maryland. Pencil letter measures approximately 4.5'' x 7.75''. Overall toning and soiling; some separation at folds, otherwise very good condition.
1865 13th IN Infantry ALS -- ''...There is a great rejoicing today. Shooting musketry, and offal Yelling...over the capture of ft. fisher...''
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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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