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A Confederate soldier’s letter written and signed by Thomas H. Pitts who on 6/1/1861 was commissioned into "I" Co. SC 3rd Infantry. This 6pp letter is datelined Laurensville, So. Ca. Jany. 7th/61. in part, “She was perfectly delighted on getting home and when she saw the little Negros running out to meet her, and welcome her back again. She involuntarily exclaimed that this is the brightest spot to me on earth and I would not leave it under any and all circumstances for any place in the known world. ... South Carolina is all excitement I have never seen people so unsettled in all my life. I have heard nothing since my return but war, and the rumors of wars. We have fallen in troublesome times beyond all sort of doubt and I do hope Georgia has given a decided majority for secession at once and forever Charleston is greatly excited, and a thousand and one rumors are in circulation as to the state of affairs in that city. I saw some friends as we came home who say that everything is pell-mell ... The militia of the state are called out tomorrow the 8th for the purpose of getting volunteers in accordance with an ordinance of our legislature, that the state should raise (10,000) ten thousand men. So you see that those who are anxious for a fight can have it now. Everybody say they are going, so Charleston will be crowded with the citizen soldiery. ... If it comes to actual war we will all have to take a part and as a matter of course I shall make one… should it become necessary that I should assist in fighting the battles of my country I will let you hear from me at the Seat of War ...”
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Fascinating Letter January 1861 Describes Events in Independent South Carolina

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Minimum Bid: $150.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $544.50
Estimate: $300 - $500
Auction closed on Thursday, September 7, 2017.

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