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Good war-date Union soldier's letter, 3pp. 8vo., written by Pvt. William S. Ellsworth, Co. G, 1 st Louisiana (Union) Cavalry, Morganza, La., Sept. 5, 1864, in part: "…my Co. is detailed from the Regt as Provost guard…we have marching orders and so have the most of the troops which are hear…some think we are going to…Texas, but I think we are gowing to Mobile…they are gowing to let my regiment enlist as veterans, but I do not think I shall enlist again until I come home. The 114 [New York] has gone to Virginia…we have been building a fort hear twenty five miles above Port Hudson. It is garrisoned by negrow troops. It is quite rite to see them out on drill. It all most turns day into night. They are so black but it does not make any difference what color hay are if they fight well. They are just as good to stop a rifle ball as a white man…Wm. S. Ellsworth." Minor spotting, else VG.
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Negrow Soldiers Are Just As Good To Stop A Rifle Ball As a White Man.

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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $302.50
Estimate: $200 - $300
Auction closed on Thursday, June 1, 2017.

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