Raynors HCA 2017-02
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 2/23/2017
A good early war-date Union minuteman's letter, 1 1/2pp. 4to., written by Sergeant James A. Bailey, Co. E, 5th Mass. (3 Months) Vols., "Head Quarters Patrol Police," Alexandria, [Va.], June 29, , to his family, in part: "…our Lieut. Col. [James D. Greene 6th & 17th US Infantry, brevet brig. gen. 3/13/65], major [Hamlin Wales Keyes 14th US Infantry, WIA Spotsylvania Court House 5/12/64] & Adjutant [Thomas Oliver Barri 11th US Infantry KIA Gettysburg 7/2/63] have obtained situations in the regular army & will leave the regt. very soon…day before yesterday I went to Washington with a prisoner of war in my charge. He was an Englishman & says if they don't let him go pretty quick he'll send for Lord Lyons & he will. I send you my picture in marching order…I hope it will come to you in good shape…things go along about as usual…arresting more or less every day soldiers & secessionists …Jim..". Minor paper loss at the right margin, else VG
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