Raynors HCA 2017-06
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A good war-date Union soldier's letter, 3pp. 8vo., written by Pvt. Harlan P. Martin, Co. F, 7th New York Cavalry, "Camp Strong, Troy, N. Y., Oct. 30, 1861," to his mother, in part: "…we have barracks to sleep in. I passed muster and was sworn into the service on the 22nd…I am in the same company with the boys from Hartford…Aunty Wing is off to Lansinburgh…they told Uncle Hirams folks that when I enlisted before that you did not [know] that I was going till after I enlisted…I want you to tell them different…Uncle Hiram tries to get me not to go. They talked pretty hard against my going, but I am going. Our lieutenant wants me to get a written consent from youth go and I wish you would send it. I am bound to go and if I could not go in this I would go somewhere else…send me your consent. Address Harlan P. Martin, Camp Strong, Troy, N. Y. Care of Captn. [William] Shaw, Company F…". VG
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Seeking His Mother's Consent In Order To Enlist

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Minimum Bid: $50.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $0.00
Estimate: $100 - $200
Auction closed on Thursday, June 1, 2017.

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