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A good war-date Union artilleryman's letter, 4pp. 8vo., written by Pvt. Henry D. Isbell, Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery [MWIA Chickamauga, Ga., 9/19/64; DOW 10/16/64 buried in Chattanooga National Cemetery], Camp Read, Tullahoma, [Ala.], Aug. 8, 1863, in part: "…Henry Davidson and I am thinking of applying for a commission in a black Reg. or battery. What do you think about it? Do you know of theater getting any new batteries in Ohio black or white? If you do let me know. Capt. Goodspeed told me…he would forward my name for a commission if I thought I could pass an examination. He thinks I could. I am going to look over the books in the next three weeks and by that time I shall hear from you…if we go in a Black Batt. we shall have to stay five years, but if the war should close I think the Black troops will be discharged as soon as the white. We have drill every day. It is hard on us it is so hot and we drill in the hottest part of the day. I don't think the battery will be mounted…we had orders to draw ten days rations…Henry Isbell." VG
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Hopeful Plans To Get A Commission In A Black Battery

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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $121.00
Estimate: $200 - $300
Auction closed on Thursday, December 7, 2017.
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