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1863-64 Civil War Soldier's Archive of 36 Choice Content Letters and Documents

1863-64 Civil War Soldier's Archive of 36 Choice Content Letters and Documents
1863-64 Civil War Soldier's Archive of 36 Choice Content Letters and Documents
1863-64 Civil War Soldier's Archive of 36 Choice Content Letters and Documents
1863-64 Civil War Soldier's Archive of 36 Choice Content Letters and Documents
1863-64 Civil War Soldier's Archive of 36 Choice Content Letters and Documents
1863-64 Civil War Soldier's Archive of 36 Choice Content Letters and Documents
1863-64 Civil War Soldier's Archive of 36 Choice Content Letters and Documents
1863-64 Civil War Soldier's Archive of 36 Choice Content Letters and Documents
1863-64 Civil War Soldier's Archive of 36 Choice Content Letters and Documents
1863-64 Civil War Soldier's Archive of 36 Choice Content Letters and Documents

1863-64 Civil War Soldier's Archive of 36 Choice Content Letters and Documents

1863-64 Civil War Soldier's Archive of 36 Choice Content Letters and Documents. 1863-64 Civil War Soldier's Archive of 36 Letters & More. December 1863 to June 1864 Civil War Dated, Extensive Choice Content Soldier's Archive of Thirty Six Letters and various Papers, average Fine to Very Fine. An extensive Choice Content Archive Collection of original Civil War dated letters and other items, by and about Union Corporal Charles H.

Daggett of the Maine 1st Regiment of Heavy Artillery. This Civil War Letter Archive includes (36) Different Autograph Letters Signed, dating between December 1863 to June 1864. The Letters were sent from various Union military camps from Maine to Maryland.

We take special note of Fort Sumter and Camp Mansfield. Many of these letters are sending his mother and brother choice details of his camp life and various military events. In March 1864 he becomes so ill that he is delirious and was, in part:... Crazy when I was taken sick. I thought that I had a furlough and was going home...

I felt real bad because they wouldn't let me get out of the cars, as I thought the ward was... " He then recovers from this illness and is sent on to Battery Cameron in Alexandria, VA, : "the handsomest place that I ever saw... From here we can see the city, the dome of the Capitol rising above every thing, long and chain bridges... On our way here we passed the residence of secretary [of War Edwin] Stanton, so you see we are surrounded by big lugs...

" On May 25, 1864, he has seen battle at Spotsylvania and reports that, in part: "We have had 2 battles, and lost severely. We are bound for Richmond, this time in earnest. " He adds two days later that, "Port Royal... On the Rappahanock about 16 miles below Fredericksburg. This is the place where our supplies come from. There are about a thousand'Johnny Rebs' here as prisoners...

We are on the direct route to richmond, no change of programme... I thought I should feel'skeery' when I should go into battle but I didn't feel so.

I never felt cooler in my life. I had my cap shot off and had to go bare headed... He manages to miss the slaughter of Cold Harbor on the 31st, though in an undated and incomplete letter he gives short descriptions of his daily activity, including a great Original Hand Drawing of an entrenchment. Then abruptly on June 19, he writes only that, in part: Yesterday afternoon we made a charge (on the entrenchments at Petersburg), the regiment is all cut up. " The next day he is forced to admit that "The knee was shattered and I had to stand amputation, which was done yesterday...

I fell as I was going up to the rebel breast works... Three days later, a chaplain from Campbell Hospital writes Mrs. Daggett to inform her that her son has died, claiming that, In fact he was in a dying condition when he came...

This important Union Soldiers Civil War archive comes with an original receipt for his effects, including his New Testament Bible, which is present in this lot. Also, with a Letter from Daggett's Sunday School honoring his sacrifice, and his Union Commission, dated February 8, 1864, as Corporal. There is also a Carte-de-visite Photograph, (presumably of Daggett). Overall, letters are quite decent, with some expected typical soiling and fold wear.

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1863-64 Civil War Soldier's Archive of 36 Choice Content Letters and Documents