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War-date Confederate Soldier Autograph Letter Signed by Bartlett Ellis Scarborough, 31st North Carolina Infantry, Died of Wounds received at Drewry's Bluff on May 15, 1864, 2pp. octavo, Camp 31st NC Troops, Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, November 30, 1863, with cover addressed to a woman in Fayetteville, NC and reads in part: "...we are tightly confined and seeing very hard times here now. Our duty is like it has been, very laborious indeed. News is very scarce at this time with me. The Yankees keep shelling but with little success. We are expecting them to give us a call in a short time on this island. We are very well prepared for them, though we have worked hard for it.... I expect our Brigade will have to stay here as long as there is a fleet about Charleston. The wall you spoke of was the wall of Sumter. I guess it was hit by a Yankee shell, caved it. There was 13 men killed, the most of which was Georgians and one man from our Regt. Our men are all in good health at this time. This leaves me well and as fat as a pig...There was a fight at Sumter or a false alarm. One last night. I have not heard yet. You will see in a day or two..." Fine condition.
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31st North Carolina Soldier Writes of 13 KIA at Fort Sumter

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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $406.25
Estimate: $200 - $300
Auction closed on Saturday, May 30, 2020.
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