2022-01 Raynors HCA Auction
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Federal officer's letter written by Captain Charles William Tilden, 2nd Maine Infantry, who was captured at Gettysburg and escaped from Libby. A long pencil 4pp letter, datelined "Encampment 2nd Me. Regt., West Point VA., May11/62." In part, "The most of our Regiment came up on the Steamer Hero. My own Company were put on board the Steamer WW Frazier there not being room on the Hero. ... In all or travels thus far we have had an opportunity of seeing the evils of slave labor. ... I forgot to mention in my former letter, the manner in which Rebels had place torpedoes in the ground outside their works & inside their works with the intention of destroying our troops as they passed over the road, but thank Heaven they were foiled in this their cowardly design. There were some poor fellows however, so unfortunate as to get in the trap. Nine of our Reg't have been injured by them. They are shells place a few inches below the surface of the ground with a percussion cap to them, so that if anyone steps on them, they explode scattering death and destruction to all around. Some of them were found placed in a row with a long string attached to them & on the end of the string a pail or something of the kind was fastened so as to deceive our troops, which if taken hold of would have exploded the whole train.
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Facing Confederate Torpedoes During the Peninsula

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Minimum Bid: $475.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,250.00
Estimate: $750 - $1,000
Auction closed on Saturday, January 29, 2022.
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