Raynors HCA 2019-09
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A good war-date Confederate cavalry officer's letter, 5pp. 8vo., written by Capt. Alfred B. Mulligan, [WIA Burgess' Mill, Va., Oct. 27, 64], Co. B, 5th South Carolina Cavalry, Charleston Hotel, Charleston, S. C., Jan. 5, 1862, to his mother, in part: "…I have been in Charleston since last Tuesday…with all reports…of the enemy advancing & being about to advance on Charleston, Pocotaligo, Hardeeville & Savannah. I am still of the opinion that they will not attempt anything like a formidable attack on any place in this part of the Confederacy, nor do I think that they will do much even in Kentucky. The giving up of Mason & Slidell is not the only pill the Yankee government will have to swallow. Soon we will be recognized by England & France & Spain. Their…ports must be opened very soon for one coffin must & will find its way to Manchester, Havre, & other manufacturing places of England & France, etc…I have recently bought me a beautiful Enfield Rifle, bought from a friend at the low price of $35. It is worth $100. now…I did intend to go to Pocotaligo & take a turn in the war should the Yankees advance, but now I don't see any sign of their advancing & I am anxious to invest what money I may have so as to make something to support & assist…I may come to Spartanburg & spend a night with you & go from then to Georgia & Alabama. Perhaps buy some cotton or a few negroes, etc…I want to send him to you, or if I come I will bring him…another ship has arrived…with munitions of war. The Isabell…is in…this harbor with a large cargo of dry good etc. Her name is changed & I forgot it now…we want now about ten thousand good muskets or rifles from our state & we will be very well supplied. I understand however that the adjutant General says he can supply arms enough for all our troops…I suppose the old lady is troubled about the war. (I will go to dinner.)…[Jan. 5, 1862]…Andrew is in camp& is well also…we have five ships in our port now ready & waiting…to run the blockade…have a very good supply of everything requisite for our army…Alfred B. Mulligan…[Jan. 7]…no war news here-no chance for a fight in our state…Alfred. " Last page fold splits tape repairs, else VG.
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Blockade Runners Run Into Charleston While The Release of Mason & Slidell Will Result In The Recognition of The Confederacy.

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