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War-date Union soldier Autograph Letter Signed, "Mark O'Brien" Corporal, Battery F of the 1st Pennsylvania Light Artillery, 3p. octavo, Petersburg, Virginia, March 14, 1865, with fantastic content pertaining to the use of Confederate Negro soldiers. In part: "...There is a great stir in the army. The rebels made several charges on our lines last night but got repulsed every time they came. Six deserters past our camp this morning and said they was near & turned and they would not fight any longer for the Confederacy is played out. If the weather keeps good they will be slurring liver in the army before long. The Rebels has negroes in their works on our left. They are arming all they can. They will be some bother to us but I think they will not fight very well. The smell will keep us away from them if nothing else will for the Southern Negroes stink like skunks…" Fine.
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Arming Confederate Slaves - “Southern Negroes stink like skunks...”

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Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $406.25
Estimate: $400 - $600
Auction closed on Saturday, May 30, 2020.
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