2022-01 Raynors HCA Auction
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Union soldier's letter written by Theophilus Francis Rodenbough to his mother, signed "Theoph", 2-pages, datelined Ebbit House Washington D.C., Sept. 7th, 1862. In part, "...Know then that last Sunday afternoon in a skirmish near Centerville I was taken prisoner by the enemy and am now on parole. It is probable that an exchange will be affected very soon and it is necessary that I remain to attend to it - may however see you in another week. I was not injured in any way although the bullets flew around our heads thick as hail. I saw Parke Porter yesterday - has been made a Lt. Col. on Fitz-John Porter's Staff. ..." His mother then forwards the letter with additional comments, in part, "Thursday evening - You will be surprised dear Joe as we all have been to find from Theoph letter his being a prisoner on parole which I find prevents him from taking up arms against the enemy but leaves him free to go where he pleases which your Father says is a relief to him as he feared he might now be encountering a battle...."
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M.O.H. RecipienM.O.H. Recipient Capt. Theophilus Francis Rodenbough Writes of his Capture at Centerville - “The bullets flew around our heads thick as hail”!t Capt. Theophilus Francis Rodenbough...

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Minimum Bid: $225.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $281.25
Estimate: $300 - $500
Auction closed on Saturday, January 29, 2022.
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