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Lt. William H. Stratton, 2nd Virginia Cavalry, Part of Capt. C. M. Blackford’s “Wise Troop” Sends His Cousin a Carved Trinket “Out of a piece of wood taken from old Mrs. Henry’s house in the battlefield of Manassas” – Leesburg November 22nd, 1861

3 Gettysburg Campaign Letters written by Edward E. Belcher, Co. I, 12th Mass. Infantry – All 3 Actually Written IN GETTYSBURG, Acting as a Nurse – “Those little bullets of death were flying thick and fast” – “I was taken prisoner of war when at the table where they amputated”

2 Letters, Battle of Fredericksburg – Colonel John F. Pierson, 1st New York Infantry – “The groans & cries of the wounded resounded on the air… for two days and two nights did several hundred wounded men lie upon the ground exposed to cold and calling for a little water for the love of God” – “One round shot struck a man near me, and tearing him into two parts, sent half whirling in different directions.”

Confederate General R. S. Ripley Writes from Charleston, S.C. on April 25th, 1861 regarding Requisitions for Fort Sumter – They are to be sent over on THE STEAMER PLANTER…The Ship that Negro Slave Robert Smalls Stole 17 Days Later!

Hand-Carved Ring Made from Wood Take Off the Ship Cumberland – With Original Tag

99th Pa. Infantry – William J. Dougall Describes Battles at Auburn, Bristow Station, Fairfax Court House, Bull Run, and best of all, A BULLET GOING THROUGH “THAT RED PATCH… ON THE TOP OF THE CAP” (Corps Badge: 3rd Corps, 1st Division, Red Diamond)

Our Favorite Runaway Slave Broadside - $50 REWARD for a Slave Named Zada – Dated Nov. 19th, 1852 this Slave is Similar to Eliza in Uncle Tom’s Cabin!

5th Vermont Battle Letter – Lee’s Mill, Va. – Amos B. Hawley of Co. B – Sends Home a “Secesh Postage Stamp” – Bodies “unburied by the Rebels after being robbed of their clothing and brutally bayoneted and punched with sticks”

The Battle for Battery Wagner, Morris Island, S.C. – Sumner B. Cole, Co. F, 10th Connecticut Infantry

Currier & Ives Original Print “The Surrender of Genl. Joe Johnston Near Greensboro, N.C. April 26th, 1865” – Shows General Sherman & Johnston

Confederate 1st Virginia Cavalry Letter – Thomas W. Colley, Wounded 4 Times in the War

7th South Carolina Confederate Letter Written from Camp Bacon in Charleston, S.C. April 27th, 1861 – Great “Local Color” & Descriptions by Captain J. C. Williams & By His Brother H. J. Williams Both of Company G

Great Description of Point Lookout, Maryland & Hammond General Hospital – M. H. Winebrenner of the 127th PA. Infantry Writes on their Imprinted Stationery

6th Wisconsin Infantry “Iron Brigade” Letter Describing the Battle of Antietam – Milo G. Sage – “The men’s faces was all black lying in the sun so long.” – He Himself Would Later Be Killed at Petersburg

18th Virginia Infantry – William Robert Elam, Wounded & Captured in Picket’s Charge, Writes from Johnson’s Island, Ohio

Falmouth, Va. Letter from Ozias Sanford, Company F, Berdan’s 1st United States SharpShooters – “I made 5 shots at the distance of 65 rods & the measurements of the 5 balls were 4 ½ inches which cannot be beat by any gun I ever saw.” – WHAT A GREAT LETTER FOR THE OWNER OF A SHARPS RIFLE!

One of the First Newspaper Reports of the Custer Massacre, "Horrible Butchery!!" - From the Coldwater Semi-Weekly Republican, July 7th, 1876

U.S. Steamer Augusta Off Charleston, May 22nd, 1863 – Letter from Pardon Spencer – Great Description of the Union Ironclad “Little Monitors”, Capturing a “Contraband” & Chasing Blockade Runners. At Port Royal: “I saw one white woman the last time I was there. She had only one eye and perhaps a wooden leg.”

Early Cabinet Card of Libby Prison – Perfect for Display

Confederate Soldiers Letter with Nice Postally Used Stamped Cover – B. E. Scarborough, 31st North Carolina Infantry – “You must not let the Yankees get you if they do make a raid in N.C. for I don’t want villains to get any of the ladies of my acquaintances”

Written from the 1st Capitol of the Confederacy - Montgomery, AL. April 24th, 1861 - Confederate Cavalry Colonel E. K. Smith Receives His "Marching Orders" - Signed by S. Cooper for the Secretary of War

War Date Letter on the Stationery of Larrabee & North, Dealers in Military Goods, No. 174 Lake Street, Chicago – Display Shows Hats, Swords, Saddles and Insignia – THE LETTER CONCERNS THE PRICES OF MILITARY BUTTONS

Confederate Pass – “Head Quarters Georgia Militia, Atlanta, June 5, 1864” – 11th Battalion Georgia Light Artillery

Confederate Relic - “Picked up on the Field after the Battle of Bull Run by Ellen Collins” - She was a prominent member of the United States Sanitary Commission!

ALS – Confederate General Henry A. Wise, Charleston, S.C. September 20th, 1863 – Gen. Wise Stays at the Mill’s House Hotel and Meets with Gen. Beauregard!

War Date Letter from South Carolina General Wilmot Gibbes De Saussure - Written on Official State of South Carolina Executive Office Stationery - Docketed on the back by Governor Pickens