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Confederate officer's letter, 2pp. 8vo., written by Captain John Simonton Wilson (1820-1902), Co. D, 1st South Carolina Cavalry, Loganville, S. C., Sept. 22, [1862], to Captain William A. Walker, in part: "….I send down by Corpl. M. C. Robinson furloughs for six sick men, two in my opinion not worse than some five others here…write me to make arrangements at once for my sick. This…strikes me is the business of another officer and [it] his business to let me know what are the arrangements made…please find out what are to be done with the sick and when I am expected to leave here…I have received no orders yet that this company is to go to Maryland and know nothing of it except from your rumor. Are we to have rations prepared and how many days…as we will have to send to Adams Run for the rations…what am I to do with the baggage of the company and what are we to take…J. S. Wilson…". With copy of the original transmittal cover, addressed: "Capt. W. A. Walker, Adams Run, S. Ca." John Simonton Wilson (1820-1902) a successful South Carolina planter, legislator and judge of probate who raised and funded a company of men who became Company D, 1st Battalion South Carolina Cavalry. He served in a subordinate role as 1st lieutenant in that company until Captain William A. Walker brought the men to the front. Walker finished the war as lieutenant colonel. Light toning, else VG.
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The 1st South Carolina Cavalry Readies Its Advance To The Front

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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $125.00
Estimate: $200 - $300
Auction closed on Saturday, January 18, 2020.
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