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War-date Union soldier's letter, 3pp. 8vo., written by Pvt. Daniel D. Barrows, Co. E, 9th Maine Vols., [later Signal Corps], Fortress Monroe, Oct. 23, 1861, in part: "…we are lying off Fortress Monroe in a steamer waiting for orders to proceed with 75,000 men on a secret expedition. These 75,000 men are all lying in Hampton Roads…it is a beautiful sight to see this fleet of steamers..our destination is…either Charleston or New Orleans. Wherever it is we have got to fight our way ashore…within a month the whole army will be on the move…the sooner they commence the better…we are hived up here a d-d sight worse than cattle. Our officers are all a d-d set of scoundrels as ever wore the buttons and when we do get in action if some of them don't turn up missing it will be the fault of the muskets. Damn them they have tried all ways to kill us, starvation, double duty and every other way but they find we are too tough…our chance will come soon and if God spares my live I will use it and that is the feeling of the whole regiment…all we have [to] eat…is stinking beef, rotten pork and maggoty bread…who in hell would not growl…Wedgewood our captain is a two faced man. Our lieutenants regular d-d pukers. The only officer we have got is our orderly. He is Biddeford…you must excuse this writing for I am cramped up between decks with somebody crawling over me every minute…D. D. Barrows". VG
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He Is Not Fond of His Officers While Cramped Between Decks With Somebody Crawling Over Me Every Minute

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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $302.50
Estimate: $200 - $300
Auction closed on Thursday, September 7, 2017.

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