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Confederate soldier's 4pp letter written by John Caldwell Calhoun who while attending South Carolina College at Columbia as a sophomore when the Civil War broke out, and he immediately volunteered for the Confederate Army in a company of cadets, which hastened to Charlestown, where they arrived at the time of the bombardment of Fort Sumter. After the cadets were disbanded he proceeded to Columbia and joined Capt. Tom Taylor's company, which formed a part of the Hampton Legion Cavalry, of which he was appointed Color Sergeant. He was, however, discharged on account of his extreme youth. Hastily returning to his home, he organized a fine cavalry troop of 160 men.
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His Name Sake Was His Grandfather, South Carolina Senator John Caldwell Calhoun

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Minimum Bid: $250.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $0.00
Estimate: $400 - $600
Auction closed on Sunday, July 14, 2024.
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