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Letter from Thomas Hill of the 16th New York Infantry, Company D. Written in ink and datelined ''Camp of the 16th Regiment / July 25th 1862,'' letter reads in part: ''...I wrote a letter to George and James yesterday but I have not heard from George for a few days but when he wrote he was getting along very well. Father thinks his wounds may be worse then he say but he must not give himself any trouble a bout that be cause when there is anything the matter we will let you know how it present every thing is very still we have to work on the fortifications. was called in at 4 A.M. this morning to...chop that is the first of that business we have done. Our Col just came back last night he has not been with us since he got wounded on the 27th and we was all very glad to see him with us again. Hoping this war may soon be over and we may all meet again...I had a letter from Mrs. Church some time since and she said that Mrs. Oliver requested her to ask me if I seen where John was buried or not...if you will tell her that there was a grate many buried on the batelfield without any head stones and I canot tell whether I seen his grave or not...'' Thomas Hill mustered into Company D on 15 May 1861. He was wounded and taken prisoner at Salem Church on 3 May 1863 and died days later on 17 May 1863. The 16th New York saw action at Gaines' Mill, Antietam, Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. Letter measures 5'' x 8'' and runs 3pp. Mild soiling and pencil to first page, otherwise near fine condition.
1862 16th New York Infantry ALS -- ''...Hoping this war may soon be over and we may all meet again...a grate many buried on the batelfield...''
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Minimum Bid: $100
Final prices include buyers premium.: $209
Number Bids: 1
Auction closed on Wednesday, March 28, 2012.
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