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War-date Union soldier Autograph Letter Signed by Stacy Jones (1845-1927) 148th & 53rd Pennsylvania Infantry, 4pp. quarto, Camp of the 148th Pa. Vols, Near Berksville, Virginia, April 19, 1865, and reads in part: “...This is the fifth day in camp since Lee’s armitulations and would have been fixed up in a good camp but yesterday we had to move camp...This being the day appointed for the funeral of the late President, it was ordered that nothing should be done, and does not seem like Sunday. Wasn’t the assassination of President Lincoln a terrible thing? There is no punishment too severe for the assassins or their backers. One of the drafted men in the regiment who is noted for being smart, when he heard of Lincoln’s death, said ‘Now there’ll be no more draft.’ There is great surmising among the men now at to what comes next on the programme - that is, after Sherman serves Johnston like we served Lee. It is a standing report that he, Johnston, has surrendered but I feel confident that is not the case. My opinion is that Johnston’s Army is destined to go to the road of all the other Rebels but how soon is very uncertain. I could tell a good deal about the chase after and capture of Lee, but will leave that for some future time. The country is full of disbanded rebels returning to their homes. Last Sunday I talked to some boys from Baltimore who had been serving that delusion called C.S. for four years as artillerymen. They were decidedly the decentest Rebels I’ve seen, but still I detest them....The late campaign was not long, but very severe - that is, the marching was severe. The loss in men was small compared with the other campaigns. My regiment loss will not exceed fifty and my company lost more than all the other companies in killed, having four men killed dead on the field and five wounded, and the average for duty during the campaign was fifteen. On the 7th April, the Rebs severest trial, we pressed them so hard that for miles the roads were lines with burning wagons, cannon, caissons, baggage, medical stores, dead horses, and stragglers. We would caught Lee’s army on that day if night had not come on so soon...That Lieut. Everheart I mentioned in one of my former letters was killed with a ball in his forehead on the 29th March. I felt very sorry for him. He was a brave man...” Fine condition.
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148th Pennsylvania Soldier Writes of the Assassination of Lincoln and the Surrender of Lee

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Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $520.63
Estimate: $400 - $600
Auction closed on Thursday, June 21, 2018.
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