2022-07 Raynors HCA Auction
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Union Soldier’s Letter, signed. Three pages, 5” x 8”. Camp Union, Bladensburg. October 16, 1861. The letter reads, in part: “… I have found out when were called upon to be ready to march, a large battle was expected, and as we are a reserve, we were wanted to back the other forces up, but as no fight took place, we did not have to go. Colonel Cowdin is now in command of the Brigade and I presume he will be promoted to Brigadier General, though I think he had much rather remained Colonel of this regiment … Mother must not worry for I shall not have any fighting to do without dinour grand army gets beat.” Some minor dampstaining, else Fine. Colnel Cowdin was appointed colonel of the 1st Mass. volunteers, which was the first regiment enlisted for threeyears or the war to reach Washington. He distinguished himself at the battle of Blackburn's ford by his bravery, standing conspicuously in white shirt sleeves and refusing to sit down, saying "The bullet is not cast that will kill me today." He was ap-pointed brigadier-general of volunteers, Sept. 26, 1862
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Predicts The Promortion Of A Colonel To Brigadier General

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Minimum Bid: $90.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $125.00
Estimate: $100 - $200
Auction closed on Saturday, July 16, 2022.
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