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ALS from Austin Fosdick of 40th Indiana Infantry, Company H, to his wife. Written in ink and datelined ''March 7 1864 / little Rock Arkansis,'' letter reads in part: ''' Deare i have Concluded to take things as easey as posibel and if i live to get home i think i stay their awhile before i start agane fore all they want is to get aman in the servis and he soone die'...Deare you must Doe the best you Can till i get home bless youre sole my Deare i seeams very hard to bee seperated and bee so fare apart but i supose it is all rite and what is to bee will if it never Comes to pass'...Ruth i want you to hold youre hed hier and keep your Credet good if you have to gow nearley naked fore after ones Credit is gone it never Can bee restored and deare Child as long as i Can rase adollar you Shall have parte of it if you onley try to keepe youre Credit up i Cante make much here but you shal have the biges share of it'...i have bin sick with the Chills and ame very weak at this time my mouth is broke out with fever blisters ame in hopes this will bee the last dose i have to take fore some time fore i think it will surley brake'...'' Fosdick mustered into Company H on 20 October 1862 and mustered out on 2 August 1865 at Fort Gibson, Oklahoma. The 40th Indiana saw action at Shiloh, Corinth, Perryville, Stone's River, Resaca, Dallas, New Hope Church, Kennesaw, Atlanta, Jonesboro, Franklin and Nashville. 2pp. letter measures 7.5'' x 12.5''. Minor soiling, otherwise near fine condition.
40th IN Infantry -- ''...hold youre hed hier and keep your Credet good if you have to gow nearley naked...after ones Credit is gone it never Can bee restored...''
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Minimum Bid: $100
Final prices include buyers premium.: $155
Number Bids: 1
Auction closed on Wednesday, March 28, 2012.
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