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4pp. letter from Franklin A. Hyde and Oscar M. Crandall of the 13th New York Heavy Artillery, Company C. Dated 7 November 1863, Hyde writes in part: ''...We mustered yesterday for our money was to have before we left Fort Hamilton and we are in Virginia now. They is about two thousand soldiers here it is well fortified...We have all been well till I was taken sick. Our grub is enough to make anybody sick. We got some salt beef it stinks so that we cant eat it. We have very poor water here...we live in a house ten by twelve and they is ate of us in it. We have to a fireplace in it so it makes it warm fo us when it is cool. That is the thing that we can call good here...'' Crandall writes in part: "...I laugh as Frank was writing and could not fill this sheet that I would write you a fiew lines to let you know what we are up to we are thomas I would like to have you rite me a fiew lines for the sake of old times. I think that their will be some more drafted In that turn but I would advise you not to be drafted, enlist if you're drafted. We have pretty good times here in the Sunny South with Nigars and Cotton...'' Both Hyde and Crandall mustered into service on 11 September 1863 and were transferred to the 6th New York on 18 July 1865. The 13th New York saw action at Petersburg and participated in Butler's operations throughout Virginia. Ink letter measures 5'' x 8''. Some soiling and minor foxing, otherwise excellent condition.
Letter From Two 13th NY Infantrymen -- ''...We have pretty good times here in the Sunny South with Nigars and Cotton...''
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Minimum Bid: $100
Final prices include buyers premium.: $288
Number Bids: 6
Auction closed on Wednesday, March 28, 2012.
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