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Union soldier’s letter written by “U(zal) Trowbridge who enlisted on 5/16/1861 into "A" Co. NJ 1st Infantry and was killed on 6/27/1862 at Gaines' Mill, VA. The two page is on Washington patriotic with engraving of the Capitol and lady Columbia. The writter adds flourishes to the engraving, datelined Washington, September 1st, 1861. In part, “Today is the scene of the funeral of Andrew Dayly of Cap Whalen's Company, he of the third Regiment who was shot through the neck while out on a scout with the Company yesterday. He had just shot one of the Secessionists while he was getting over the fence into the road, and soon in the act of loading his piece again when he was shot dead.... This is the first man that has been killed out of the three companies from Elizabeth, excepting the drummer of this company, who was accidentally shot some time since... When the Surgeons went with a flag of truce, to recovered the body, the Rebels told them that their purpose was not to fire upon the Company but to surround them and take them prisoners, but that they fired upon them ‘the Rebels’ first. ... Yesterday there was quite a skirmish between the Rebels and the Mozart, and the second Michigan Regiment in which a few were killed and wounded on both sides.... Nothing would suit the Federal Army as well as to have the enemy advance towards the capitol by the Fairfax or Leesburg turnpike, for they could open the guns upon them from forts Ellsworth, Albany, Cochran and Runyon, and if they got in range of these, they would be a poor site for their getting any farther. ...”
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1st New Jersey Soldier’s Letter on Scarce Patriotic Stationery – Early Action Around Alexandria, Va. – Writer would be killed 9 months later at Gaines’ Mill

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Minimum Bid: $120.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $157.30
Estimate: $100 - $200
Auction closed on Thursday, September 7, 2017.

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