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Wonderful Full Page Patriotic Stationary Letter Sheet "Death of Col. Elmer E. Ellsworth" & at the bottom "Ellsworth's Last Letter" - Letter is from Soldier in the 58th PA. Infantry, George Richter

Here is a wonderful patriotic letter sheet perfect for display.  It is large size at 8 x 10 inches.  The writer George Richter, Company G of the 58th Pennsylvania Infantry, writes from Philadelphia, Pa. on January 16th, 1862.  George is writing home to his wife and children.   In the letter he mentions going to the Catholic church in Philadelphia… “I never heard such splendid music”.  His last several lines are interesting, “Our Capt. has got to be a purty mean man.  I would not like to be in his place if we ever got in to a battle.  One half of the Company has threatened him hard fate.  Some of them will give it to him if they ever catch him to home.”   

We have never seen another example of this letter sheet.  Especially touching is the bottom portion quoting Elmer’s last words to his father and mother.

#L577 - Price $225













































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