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A good war-date Confederate soldier's battle letter, 4pp. 8vo., written by Pvt. Richard M. Logan (1829-1878) Co. F, 28th North Carolina Infantry, Richmond, Va., June 4, 1862, to his wife, in part: "…I will give you the particular of the battle that our Regt. was engaged in the other day, May 27. On that morning our Regt, the 28, was sent out on a scout & had gone about 3 miles when a courier informed [us that] the Yankees had flanked around & had got in our rear. We then turned & marched back about a mile & met up with the 25 N. Y. Regt. The[y] had concealed themselves in a strip of pines & fired upon us when we returned the fire & charged upon the enemy & driven them threw that strip of pines…to Dr. Kiney's house & threw his wheat field to the woods beyond. We taken in his field 70 Yankees prisoner & kill, according to the report of the prisoners, 330 men. The prisoners was sent off to Ashland & to Richmond that night. At this point of the action the Yankees was reenforced by several Regt. & our Regt did receive no help & was compelled to retreat. Our loss…will not exceed 150 men. Our Co. lost some 7 men among the lost in our Co. is Capt. Epperson [Thomas V. Apperson, WIA & POW] & Lieut. [John]Cornelius was wounded [& captured]. It is thought the Yankees got them both. Daniel Davis & John Hicks was both killed. Ben Colvard, Nicholas Michaels [WIA & POW], G. D. Williams [POW] not known whare the[y] are…your affectionate husband till Death, R. M. Logan." Expected soiling, else VG.
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The 28th North Carolina Is Severally Cut Up At Battle of Hanover Court House, Va.

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Minimum Bid: $400.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $500.00
Estimate: $750 - $1,000
Auction closed on Saturday, January 18, 2020.
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