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Confederate officer's letter, 4pp. 8vo., written by 1st Lt. Abner Newton Steele, [KIA Glendale, Va., June 30, 1862], Co. G (North Port Rifles), 11th Alabama Infantry, Camps near "Lewis House," Va., Feb. 6, 1862, to his wife Eleanor Caroline (Thompson) Steele (1825-1906), in part: "Your letter of 24th inst came today…I would have answered it in person but…it was decided…that none but lieutenants were permitted to go home as recruiting officers…I could imagine all the pleasures of home…but imagine my disappointment…when a notice was sent to camp that captains could go…[Joseph E.] McMath [WIA Salem Church, Va., 5/03/63] had the preference over me…write to the governor to demand…of the secretary of War…a settlement of my guardian account. The Capt. of the Eutaw Company got one in that way. In regard to home keeping…hire Starlin out unless you can hire him out to Cummings [per] day to make shoes. If he can make $100.00 [per] job…it would do to keep him but, do as you think best…James is commissary sergeant for his battalion. George is corporal in his company. Capt. McMath and myself have adjusted our difficult[ies] amicably and are now friendly…Steve Barber and Tom Naibours will start home recruiting in a few days…send by him a pillow and a comfort if you can pack them up…we have not drawn our pay for the last three months. There is $330.00 due me. I don't know when we will draw. Our regiment is in good health. Col. Moore [former Alabama Congressman and Alabama militia general, Sydenham Moore MWIA Seven Pines, Va., 31, 62] is in Richmond on business that I know of…manage all my affairs as you think best…ask old Billy Sutton to make out his act against me. Put down all the items and send [them] to me…get Srimmier[?] to settle…his note for the hire of Starlin…remember me to the little boys. Tell them to grow fast and make little soldiers…Newt. N. B. Tell Jo Smith to send me a bottle of good whiskey. I have not had any since Christmas. The article is entirely excluded from the army. N." Minor toning, else VG.
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CSA Officer: Grow Fast And Make Little Soldiers. Hire Out Starlin To Make Shoes

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Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $437.50
Estimate: $400 - $600
Auction closed on Saturday, May 30, 2020.
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