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COMMEMORATING THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CIVIL WAR WITH

THE FINEST ORIGINAL SOLDIER'S LETTERS AND ARTIFACTS
Andersonville P.O.W. Letter - Thomas O'Dea, Who Drew Famous Picture of Andersonville Prison!

Here is a wonderful pair of documents for the Andersonville P.O.W. collector.  This is an actual ALS from Thomas O’Dea, the author and artist of O’Dea’s Famous Picture of Anderson Prison.  The letter is dated July 2nd, 1887 and in it O’Dea responds to a fellow comrade regarding an article that was written in the National Tribune.  A man by the name of Grover had written an article on Andersonville, which infuriated O’Dea.  “If Grover wants to see a ‘review’, let him go to Andersonville, and review the graves there of our Murdered Dead”.  O’Dea also sends one of his circulars about his famous picture and telling how to order copies.  The letter with its great P.O.W. and G.A.R. medal imprints at the top along with the picture of Andersonville on O’Dea’s flyer, make a wonderful pair for display!  This is the only O’Dea piece we have ever seen (other than his drawing of Andersonville… which can be obtained without too much trouble). 

#PO18 - Price $695











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