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Apr. 18, 1862, Knoxville (Tn), written by Abram Fulkerson, Major in the 19th Tenn. Inf., later Col in the 63rd Tn., studied at VMI under Stonewall Jackson, was killed in Carter's yard at Franklin. The letter was written to Dear Grandmother, concerning Uncle Abe being wounded in the fight near Corinth. He was wounded and hidden in a private residence in Corinth, after which he was on a train the Federals captured in Huntsville, Alabama. He escaped and got into a Southern man's house where he removed his uniform so he could pass as a sick relative. His nephew, Abram, removed his Stars & Bars, to send home to Aunt Selina. His walk to Knoxville was 125 miles taking almost a week and he had to get back from furlough as he would have been considered AWOL. The letter is on a blue paper measuring some 7 3/4" wide by 9 3/4" tall when folded flat, double the width when opened, written front and back of one side of paper and about half on another sheet. The condition of the paper and letter is very good and it is readable with thought to the old style of writing. Abram wrote a touching letter that he did not want to leave his uncle but was reminded if captured, Uncle Abe would be sent to a hospital and he to a prison depot that they would not allow him to stay with the Uncle. This is a well written, sensitive letter, relating to a Civil War battle wound by a loving grandson to his Grandmother.

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1862 Southern Soldier Letter Concerning Wounds In

Estimate $100 - $200Nov 17, 2018
New Market, TN, USA