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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 9/7/2017

Union solder’s letter writtehn by”Lew(is M. Prall) who enlisted 7/10/1861 into A Co. PA 30th Infantry. the four page letter is datelined Camp Pierpoint, dec. 1st, 1861. In part, “On last Tuesday the first Cavalry Regiment went out towards Lessburg where the Rebels have a large force ... they were fired upon by 300 secessionists concealed in the woods ...the fight resulted in four rebels killed and one wounded which they brought with them to the hospital here, but he died. ... they also brought 13 prisoners with them ...There was none of our men taken but the Doctor of the Cavalry wounded. He afterwards died and another man shot in the regiment also died. They shot poison balls at our men. If it had been me that that had taken them prisoners, I would not have brought them to camp. I would have shot the cowardly dogs. They brought the wounded Secesh and one of our wounded men in an ambulance in together. Both shot in the head. Our man wanted the men to give him a pistol to shoot the Secesh with but they would not. If it had been me, I would very soon give it to him, for any person that puts poison the their balls ought to be killed. ....”
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“They shot poison balls at our men.”

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Minimum Bid: $400.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $0.00
Estimate: $500 - $750
Auction closed on Thursday, September 7, 2017.

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