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Union soldier’s letter written by “Benjamin” Wright who enlisted on 9/13/1861 as a sergeant into "I" Co. CT 10th Infantry. The eight page letter is datelined Morris Island S.C. July 29, 1863 and reads in small part, “There has been quite brisk firing at the front this afternoon. I think some of our Siege Guns have been playing on the Rebs. They continue to shell us night and day. ... I do think one of Col. Leggett’s old shirts put on a stick would make a better officer than Greely ... During the day the ironsides came up and opened on Fort Wagner…. She did everlastingly throw things at them. She is a splendid vessel. I consider her the best we have got. ... You speak of the riot in N.Y. …I consider it the most disgraceful affair that has happened since the war began. If it had not been that we had a President a man every inch of him. Who stood right up on his dignity and said the draft must and should be enforces. It would have been more disastrous to our cause... From the bottom of my heart I can say God bless Abram Lincoln, he has saved the Nation....”
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Of lincoln He Says “If it had not been that we had a President a man every inch of him ... It would have been more disastrous to our cause

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Minimum Bid: $325.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $0.00
Estimate: $400 - $600
Auction closed on Thursday, September 7, 2017.

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