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Union soldier's letter, 4pp. 8vo., written by either Pvt. Augustus Broad or Augustus F. Emery, Co. E, 7th Maine Vols., Baltimore, MD, Oct. 8, 1861, to his brother, in part: "…Ed works…once in a while on the Fort. They have got four guns for the fort that weigh 9,000 lbs. apiece. It was just as much as five large horses could…haul one of them when we got the fort done. They can fire all over the city and at ships down the bay if they want to…we can see Fort McHenry…we can hear their band play. They launched a gun boat here the other day. I went down to see it after it was launched…the news are this morning that the rebel army have received three days rations, but I don't know what it is for but think they will have to do something before long for such hot headed men won't keep still long. There has been four deaths in the regiment. Some of the soldiers have got the measles…Captain [John W.] Channing [later major 1st Maine Sharpshooters] has had his photograph taken. It cost 6 dollars…Augustus…". Overall VG.
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Fortifying The Forts Around Baltimore Harbor

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