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Good Union soldier letter written by Charles E. price, who enlisted as a private in Company C of the 32nd New York Volunteer Infantry as Delavan C. Place in May 1861. He apparently deserted in August 1861 in Virginia. He then enlisted in Company K of the 77th New York Volunteer Infantry in November 1861. In May 1862, he was returned to Company C of the 32nd New York Volunteer Infantry, where he served until being mustered out with his company in June 1863. Datelined, January 25, 1862, Headquarters, 77th Regiment, NY Volunteers, Co. K, 3 pp. VG. In part, “ ... the man under arrest for threatening the captains life name is Lewis Burke of Schenectaday he is in the guard house yet he will probaly go to penitentionary for 2 years the one that deserted his name is George Freeman of Saratoga Spa he is in the bullston Jail now I dont think that they will shoot him though they both belong to co K ... the captains tent got afire last night and burned it about ½ down ...” the engraved letterhead has been carefully hand colored.
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Beautiful Hand-colored Capitol Stationery; Letter Mentions a Deserter

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