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A great war-date Confederate officer's letter, 3pp. 8vo., written by 2nd Lt. M. R. Haley, 55th Tenn. Vols. [POW Island No. 10, 4/08/62], Decatur, [Tenn.], to his father concerning his feeling following the fall of Nashville less than a month earlier on Feb. 25, 1862, reading, in part: "I have been informed that our country has been overrun by Lincolnites with my eyes filled with tears I write you this address not expecting it ever to reach you. We have had a most horribly bad time…it is sufficient to say that I am very unwell at present…hope that I don't die…it is impossible for me to tell my feelings in regard to the Nashville affair. I am sorry to say that Tennessee is gone by the board…if they ever get me they will have as good a piece of meat as ever they chewed…you must keep your gab to yourself not say a word. If you do you are gone up sure…do the best you can and don't look for me till you see me dead or when every Lincolnite is killed between me and home…Lieut. M. R. Hailey." Haley originally enlisted in the 154th (Senior) Tenn. Vols. as corporal in 1861, but was soon transferred after his election as lieutenant in the 55th. Light toning, else VG.
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Following Nashville's Fall This Officer Says: Don't Look For Me Till You See Me Dead Or When Every Lincolnite Is Killed Between Me And Home.

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Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $312.50
Estimate: $400 - $600
Auction closed on Saturday, May 30, 2020.
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