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Seven piece collection of Civil War correspondence, Freeman Jones, Pvt, Co E, 40th Massachusetts Regiment, Samuel Jones Pvt. Co K, 3rd Massachusetts Regiment and Jonah Benson Jr., Musician, Co. I, 58th Massachusetts Regiment. (1) Letter written by Jonah Benson Jr. to "Brother", dated June 5th, 1864, White House, VA. Notable excerpt, "Last evening there was very brisk Cannonading. For about an hour there was a continual roar of artillery...I had care of 17 wounded men most of them rebels. Some of them were very fine looking men. It is awful to see the wounded men...some of them are so badly disfigured they hardly look like men..." (1) A second letter written by Benson, July 19th 1864, City Point, VA, Notable excerpt, "...I saw some shooting...It was from our gunboats...firing at a rebel battery. The boats were in the James River and the battery on the North side of the river up the hill..." (1) Letter written by Samuel Jones, February 6th, 1863, Camp Jourdan, NC, Notable excerpt, "I should like to bring my gun home with me, but I don't expect Uncle Sam will let me... (2) Letters written by Freeman Jones, dated December 28th, 1862. Notable excerpts, "Speaking about the new troops that have just come out...There was this one man new to the Reg that...cut off three of his fingers the other day...he thought he would get his discharge by doing so. But he is mistaken. He got one thousand dollars bounty for one year..." Letters are accompanied by two envelopes.

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Civil War Correspondence, 1864 City Point, (7pc)

Estimate $300 - $600Mar 10, 2018