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War-date Confederate Soldier Autograph Letter Signed by Emmett Lynch, 8th Texas Cavalry, 1pp. quarto, Camp Near Atlanta, Georgia, July 28, 1864, and reads in part: "...Atlanta is now besieged by the enemy and are hammering away with their heavy Artillery at the city. Their line is some mile or more from the City. Our Army though deprived of its noble leader Gen. J.E. Johnston are in fine spirits and have none the less confidence in their present Gen. J.B. Hood. Whose heroic and skillful Generalship that has been displayed upon so many Battle fields prove him to be a gen. of the first order. And it is believed that it will not be long before he will drive them back in confusion and disorder. We have already gained one victory over the enemy on the 22, in capturing seven stand of colors and 22 pieces of Artillery and a large amount of small arms...." Fine condition. The 8th Texas Cavalry Regiment, (1861-1865), popularly known as Terry's Texas Rangers, was a regiment of Texas volunteers for the Confederate States Army assembled by Colonel Benjamin Franklin Terry in August 1861. Though lesser known than the Texas Brigade, famous for their actions during the Battle of Gettysburg, the 8th Texas Cavalry distinguished itself at several battles during the American Civil War. In four years of service, Terry's Texas Rangers fought in about 275 engagements in seven states. The regiment earned a reputation that ranked it among the most effective mounted regiments in the Western Theater of the American Civil War.
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8th Texas Cavalry Soldier Writes from his Camp Near Atlanta about the Spirits of the Generals and Taking the Colors of the Yankees

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Estimate: $750 - $1,000
Auction closed on Saturday, May 30, 2020.
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