Raynors 2020-05 Putnal
Search By:
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/30/2020
War-date Confederate Soldier Autograph Letter Signed by Lt. Robert B. Carr, 43rd North Carolina Infantry, WIA and taken Prisoner of War on the third day of Gettysburg, confined at Hilton Head he became one of the Immortal 600, 4pp. octavo, on Confederate patriotic stationary, Camp Fisher, Va., and reads in part: "...The last time you wrote you were afraid it was the last you would write to me. I don't want you to begin to look on the dark side of the picture. Your mother always looks on that side & ...sees very little enjoyment....I don't see now that we will get into a fight here soon. If we do, I will stand just as good a chance of coming out of it whole as any other. Tell your papa that Frank Grady is an infidel. I have given him almost up...He wanted to come to Capt [?] badly. Col. Williams went to Richmond & to Raleigh to try to get us off but failed. Huger will not give us up. Your people of eastern North Carolina must take care of your coast as best you can. We are looking with interest great exciting interest towards Washington now. If Beauregard whips the Yankees, there our cause is won. If he is defeated, we will have hard fighting to do..." Laminated, else very good. The Immortal Six Hundred were 600 Confederate officers who were held prisoner by the Union Army in 1864-65. They were intentionally starved and 46 died as a result. They are known as the "Immortal Six Hundred" because they refused to take an oath of allegiance to the U.S. under duress.
Click on a thumbnail above to display a larger image below
Hold down the mouse button and slide side to side to see more thumbnails(if available).

Confederate Letter by 43rd North Carolina Soldier WIA & POW at Gettysburg, Immortal 600 Member

Click above for larger image.
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $455.00
Estimate: $200 - $300
Auction closed on Saturday, May 30, 2020.
Email A Friend
Ask a Question
Have One To Sell

Auction Notepad


You may add/edit a note for this item or view the notepad:  

Submit    Delete     View all notepad items