Raynors HCA 2018-03
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A great early war-date Union brevet brigadier general's letter, 2 1/2pp., 4to., written by then 2nd Lieut. John Willian, Jr. (1835-1869), 4th New Jersey Militia, "Camp Meridian, DC, May 14, 1861," in part: "…I went over to the city yesterday…on my return I overtook about 500 men who had been marching through the streets…they marched out to encamp with us. I never saw such a sight…the men were completely exhausted. Some of them fell out of the ranks within 20 yds of the camp…on account of the extreme heat. On Sunday I went over to the city after our overcoats…while there our captain & company had a very flattering compliment passed on us by the colonel [Adolphus J. Johnson, WIA Williamsburg, Va and commandant of Rock Island POW prison camp] of the First N. J. Regt…[we] were the most reliable in the 4th Regt. All the commissioned of the N. Jersey Brigade had an invitation to visit the President last Friday night…I was there and had the honor to be introduced to Uncle Abe. We had a high time for about 3 hours. Mr. Seward & Chase were there….there is now…40,000 men in and around Washington. There is a Palmetto flag flying at Alexandria…six miles from our quarters so I think that [there] may be a job for us one of these days…J. Willian, Jr." VG
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Meeting Uncle Abe Lincoln & A Secesh Flag Flies Defiantly In Alexandria Days Before Ellsworth's Death

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Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $665.50
Estimate: $400 - $600
Auction closed on Thursday, March 15, 2018.
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