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Letter from W. J. Wilson of the 1st New York Engineers Writes to the Colt Arms Company -He wants to buy a colt revolving rifle with telescopic site!
Wilson age 27 enlisted on April 3rd, 1862 in New York City, he was a member of Company A of the 1st N.Y. Engineers. He served 3 years all in the state of South Carolina and was discharged at Hilton Head, S.C. in April of ’65. Interestingly he served as “artificer” of the regiment. This one page letter written in blue ink is headed “Folly Island, November 9th, 1863”.

 This short letter is in fine condition:




On the reverse there is a period pencil note from the Colt company: “Have no telescopes, case about 10 dollars”. This letter would look nice displayed with a photo of the famous Colt rivaling rifle.

#L697 - Price - $50