Raynors HCA 2018-06
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A great Confederate officer's letter. 3pp. 8vo., written by "J. B. Henderson", "3rd Ala. Hospital, Richmond, [Va.], Feb. 12, 1862, to his "My Very Dear Cousin Sarah," concerning returning the remains of her husband home, in part: "…my cousin I have attended to your request & send by the special favor of Lieut. W[ade] H. Pinson [14th South Carolina], our courier, the remains of your deceased husband. A metallic case would have cost 180 dollars, a zinc case $150, but I had his remains disinfected for $25, paid $10 for a new box, $5 for disinterring, $5 for hearse & $5 for other incidental expenses, amounting in all to $50. I have done for you as I would have done for myself & hope you will be satisfied. The check which you sent back to me by Lucy I collected so you see…it will pay all actual expenses. I had his grave beautifully turfed over two weeks since, not knowing that you would have him removed. I only paid $2.00 for it, but that & all my trouble I cheerfully, willingly & gladly give for the comfort of Dear disconsolate Cousin & would that I could do ten times as much. I have not, as yet, been able to get his account or claim audited…I send John's sword by Cousin Wade. There is no certainly of Andy getting a furlough since I have gotten Wade to bring John's remains etc…I last week saw a mutual friend of ours from California. He left San Francisco last November & arrived here last week. It was Dr. Hill a brother of Genl. D. H. Hill…a gentleman of intelligence & honor. He said that Austin was quite well & talked strongly of coming home with him, but did not…J. B. Henderson." VG.
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 I Have…Sen[t] By…Our Courier The Remains of Your Deceased Husband. A Metallic Case Would Have Cost….

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Auction closed on Thursday, June 21, 2018.

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