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War-date Confederate Officer Autograph Letter Signed by Captain John Herndon, 38th Virginia Infantry, WIA Seven Pines, POW Dinwiddie Court House, 2pp. octavo, June 6, 1864, Trenches Near Cold Harbor, on verso of a letter by his father, with cover, it reads in part: "...We still remain in line of battle in the immediate front of the enemy and are subjected to an almost constant fire of sharp shooters. Person who had never witnessed a battle would suppose at a little distance from us that considerable battle was progressing at any time in the day. We occasionally have a man killed or wounded behind our fortifications, and there is hardly a day that passes that an attack is not made on some part of our lines, but our Division has not yet been attacked. I am getting heartily tired of this method of warfare. We have had not rest since the 1st May & there is no prospect that I can see until one army or the other is annihilated. ...The enemy is moving considerably in our front today, but I don't know what he means. I wouldn't be surprised if we get into a mess before night..." Fine condition.
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38th Virginia Infantry Officer Writes of the Battle of Cold Harbor

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Minimum Bid: $650.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,500.00
Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Auction closed on Saturday, May 30, 2020.
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