Raynors HCA 2019-09
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RUN THIS LOT AFTER 148 The sister of a Union officer, Annie Nesmith, writes, 4pp. 8vo., Franklin, [N. H], Nov. 28, 1861, to her brother 1st Lt. Arthur Sidney Nesmith, 3rd New Hampshire Vols., reading, in part: "…political news is…the papers discuss International Law to Mason & Slidell's capture. The Bostonians have recd. Capt. Wilkes handsomely & Mason's Co. are safely lodged in Fort Warren. Albert [W.] Bradbury, Mary's brother has been made 1st Lieut. of artillery in the battery [1st Maine Light Artillery, by 1864 he was a major and acting as a commander of an artillery brigade in the Army of the Shenandoah.] attached to the 12th Maine…is waiting at Lowell [for] the steamer to take them to join Gen. Butler's expedition…he is a manly fellow…[we are] happy in our winter quarters. One thing or somebody is…wanting to make us happier, but we would not have you elsewhere than in the army now that war is with us. It is something to be proud of & ours to mourn over…your affect. sister, Annie Nesmith." The original stamped transmittal cover addressed: "Arthur Sidney Nesmith, Quartermaster, 3d N. H. V.", is included. Overall near fine. 100-200 (Run after her brother's letter).
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Of Mason & Slidell's capture: The Bostonians Have Recd. Capt. Wilkes Handsomely & Mason's Co. Are Safely Lodged in Fort Warren.

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