2022-07 Raynors HCA Auction
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A good war-date Union soldier's letter, 4pp. 8vo., written by Sgt. Nelson Garey, Co. B, 38th New Jersey Vols., Fort Powhatan, [Bermuda Hundred], Virginia, Dec. 25, 1864, in part: " - yesterday - I had to go out on picket - I don't care when our artilleryman kom. The fort had got trees sat in the ground. They have all kinds of things hung on them for Christmas - they are Box wood and we have got them all around the fort - my company went out last night on a scout after rebus and they did not get in camp till this morning about five o'clock. Our Nigro Cavalry [5th Massachusetts (Colored) Cavalry] went out yesterday and they met some five or six hundred rebel scouts - they killed three of them and the other three got a way - our Company and Company D went to hunt them up, but they did not find none. One nigro got wounded in the breast with a pistol ball but it is not dangerous. It wont kill him - I was sergeant of the guard. We have to guard the camp - from Sergt. Nelson Garey - ". An original transmittal cover is included. Light toning, else VG
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A Black Union Cavalryman Gets Shot in The Chest. It Wont Kill Him.

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Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $468.75
Estimate: $400 - $600
Auction closed on Saturday, July 16, 2022.
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