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A Union soldier’s letter written by “Llewellyn” Jones, who enlisted 7/10/1861 as a private into G company, MA 13th Infantry. The 6 page letter on patriotic letterhead is datelined, Head Quarters Thirteenth Regt. Mass. V. Darnestown, Md., Sept. 22, Camp Hamilton. In part “ay before yesterday a rebel officer was captured near here and important documents found in his possession showing that the rebels intended to cross and attack us at Harper’s Ferry, ... One of our companies (Co. I, Capt. Shriber) is stationed above Harper’s Ferry where we were and one of their men was fired on by one of the rebels and shot dead. I knew him well.... Captain S. immediately returned the fire with a Howitzer at a building in which they were secreted, shattering the building and probably killed five or six of them....Company C Captain Kurtz stationed at Frederick City arrested 23 of the Secession Representatives of the Maryland Legislature who were about to meet and in all probably would have passed the secession ordinance. It has affectionately broken up the legislature....A Pennsylvania Regt. has just arrived. The Major of the Regt. was shot dead today by a Private while on the march. The soldier refused to march any further and the Major tied him behind a wagon. He broke away and shot him on the spot.” .
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23 Maryland Representatives in Legislature Arrested; Private Shoots Major for his Abuse!; Howitzer Blows-up Rebel Sharp Shooters

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Minimum Bid: $250.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $0.00
Estimate: $400 - $600
Auction closed on Thursday, June 1, 2017.

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