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War-date Union soldier's letter from Pvt. Charles Turner, Co. C, 99th N. Y. V. 4pp. 8vo., Fort Norfolk, Va., Feb. 16, 1863 concerning his imprisonment for an unknown crime and his racist views of Lincoln's policies, in part: "...I am now a prisoner in fort Norfolk and have been for about two months...I have not had any court martial yet...you talk very patriotic. I am not quit so much...this nigger proclamation has knocked it all in the head...most of the fellows in our regiment is the same mind that I am this fighting for niggers ant what it is cracked up for and to put a nigger on an equal with a white man is a d-d site worse...our principle business in here is making rings off of peaces of the Merrimac…" Although disenchanted with the cause, Turner re-enlisted in early 1864 only to be listed as a deserter by October and in 1865 was lost at sea never to be seen again. Overall very good.
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Union Prisoner Opposes “fighting for niggers...”

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Estimate: $500 - $750
Auction closed on Friday, July 24, 2020.
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