Raynors HCA 2017-02
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 2/23/2017
A rare war-date Union soldier's letter, 4pp. 4to., on illustrated letter head, entitled: "View of Baltimore" (published by J. W. Bond, Baltimore), written by Pvt. Charles Buller, Co. K, 33rd Penn. Vols., (4th Penn. Reserve Corps), Baltimore August 3, 1861, in part: "…we left Camp Curtain, Harrisburg on 17th of July…we landed in Camp Hale on the western side of Baltimore. Baltimore is all very near…secessionist and it is a hot place. On the 18th when we marched through Baltimore we got very blacks looks from the Rebels. There was several of the mown steped out with their secessions flags on their breasts. I told one of the women that I tore all things down that come in my way. We had it very rough for a while after we came came to Baltimore…there was a regiment of 3 months soldiers [22nd Penn. Vols.] left here for home and we escorted them through Baltimore last Sunday…were we are encamped it is a very pleasant place. It used to belong to a secessionist. It was captured by the soldiers that we escorted through Baltimore…Colonel Moorehead [later Bvt. Brig. Gen. Turner G. Morehead] was their leader. They captured his house and they took several United States arms and ammunition. The old man and his 2 sons made their escape and now they are in the Rebel army. He has left a splendid lot behind…we have our tents struck in his woods and we tore down his nice board fences and made floors in our tents. That is the way that we serve the Rebels…I do not expect to get home now for 3 years…and it maybe that I may never get home, but I will trust in god…we are sworn into the United States service now. We are encamped on a high piece of ground and have a fair view of Baltimore and the Chesapeake Bay…Fort McHenry commands the town. Fort McHenry is situated on a high piece of ground. It is called Federal Hill…it is pleasant to [look] out on the Chesapeake to see the vessels floating over the salt waters…direct your letters to camp Hale, Baltimore, 4th Regiment P. R. C. Company K in care of Capt. [William] Babe. Your friend, Charles Buller." Light soiling, else VG
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