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War-date Confederate soldier Autograph Letter Signed by William Gaffney, 12th South Carolina Infantry and surrendered with his unit at Appomattox, 2pp. quarto on fine Confederate patriotic stationary, Camp Germantown, September 27, 1861, with cover addressed to Limestone Springs, South Carolina, with "PAID 5" and "Fairfax" circular datestamp, it reads in part: "...A week ago yesterday we left here for Munson Hill...We were within sight of Washington City and Alexandria and could see the encampment of the Yankees in all directions. The Yankees took possession of the hill at noon as we left and are now advancing on us with large forces. We will most likely have a terrible battle within a few days, and I might not be allowed to write if there is a fight. You must direct my letter to Tudor Hall, Manassas, Virginia...to our uniform. It is very plain - black jean pants and coat trimmed with green - the Col. is going to give us of the band a handsome uniform for the last six months wear if we should live so long. It is not likely that the regiment should come to South Carolina this winter...We will have a pretty hard fight and then return to winter quarters..." Fine condition.
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12th South Carolina Quartermaster Writes Home

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Minimum Bid: $150.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,125.00
Estimate: $300 - $500
Auction closed on Saturday, January 18, 2020.
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