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18th S.C. Infantry Letter from Sullivan's Island with Envelope & Nice 5 Cent CSA 1 Green Jeff Davis Stamp & Perfect Charleston Cancellation

If you collect covers that have the original letters with them, here is a nice one!  The cover has a beautiful Charleston, S.C. Jan. 30 1862 cancellation.  The writer of the letter is Martin V. Barkley Company D 18th South Carolina Infantry. 

Barkley is writing his brother from Sullivan’s Island, Charleston, South Carolina.  The letter talks about a big review by General Ripley and many of the folks from Charleston came to see it.  Interestingly, Barley goes on to state:

“They have been sinking vessels in the channel, but they sink them very slow.”

And because of the Confederacies fortifications, Barkley states:

“I don’t think that they will ever try to come in here.”

Barley goes on to talk about sickness in the regiment and of course asks his brother to send money!  A nice Charleston letter and cover.

#HC138 - Price $245








































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