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Future Confederate soldier's 7pp letter written to his sister with original cover. William Winston entered West Point August 1859 and resigning late 1860 and serving in the Alabama military until dying of disease, April 11, 1862. Datelined; West Point NY, Nov. 17th, 1860. In part, "Well, the Presidential election is over & 'old honest Abe' has been duly elected by a sectional party. We heard the results of the election the next morning. The news created intense excitement among the Southern Cadets. The men here from SC have resigned & and will return home in a few days. They go to aid in the training of the militia. I apprehend stormy times. The nation is threatened with Civil War. God alone can avert such a calamity. The public men of our country have brought all this trouble upon the nation. They deserve hanging. They would not let the slavery question alone, but used it for their purpose of arraying one section of the country against the other. ... I will remain here unless my state secedes. In that event I will resign feeling that I have no longer a right to be a member of this institution when my own state has ceased its connection with the Federal Government.
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Writing From West Point, “I will remain Here Unless My State Secedes

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Minimum Bid: $750.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,000.00
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Auction closed on Saturday, April 8, 2023.
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