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War-date young Southern ladies' letter, 2pp. 4to., Woodland, [Amelia Court House, Va.], Oct. 7-8, 1861, to Richard T. Archer, Port Gibson, Miss., in part: "Dear Cousin Dick, I was sorry to see from letters Edward [Pvt. Edward S. Archer, Co. I, 21st Mississippi] received…that you had only received one of the four letters I have written since he got here in regard to his health…Edward is a great deal better…he has no fever this evening. He says I must give his love to you and all the family and tell you he is mending slowly…Mr. Humphreys [Brig. Gen. Benjamin G. Humphreys (1808-1882) buried Wintergreen Cemetery, Port Gibson, Miss.] also sends his love. He has had no fever for a week…and walked yesterday evening to the Spring…about the hospital we have at the C. H. [Court House.] It is very well conducted. Dr. Barrister is the doctor and a very attentive one. He is living at the C. H…he and his wife are staying with Jane Masters. Aunt Segar says she will do all she can for Edward and…for Mr. Humphreys, but he is so well now he does not require any nursing. She does nearly all the nursing as I am engaged nearly all day reading to Uncle Daniel…although my will is good and there are no young men we can get to assist us as they are all in the war. I hope Edward will soon be able to write to you…until he is I will keep you advised of his health…Sam Irving…has the same fever…that Edward has. His health has been bad ever since h[e] entered the service. Lewis has 4 sons in the Army…Cousin, F. T. Archer…". [Oct. 8]…our patients are pretty well the morning. They have been less trouble than I thought…possible for…sick people could be. We will be very sorry when they will be obliged to leave. Jane said…young Mr. Riker [should] come here. We will do the best we can for him, but we cant take no more unless your sons should be in the War, before it is over. We would always consider it a privilege [privilege] to have your children or Ned. Aunt Segar is very old and it is too much for her to nurse much. She is complaining…with pain in her limbs…". Also included is a copy of the original transmittal cover, addressed: " Mr. Richard T. Archer, Port Gibson, Mississippi." Overall VG.
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The 21st Miss. Infantry (Including General Humphreys) Are Mended Back To Health By Cousin Archer

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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $250.00
Estimate: $200 - $300
Auction closed on Saturday, January 18, 2020.
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