2024-01 Raynors Americana Auction
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 1/20/2024
The Confederate soldier's 2pp. pencil letter was written by John M. Raines who mustered into "G" Co. GA 45th Infantry, 10/1/1863 and listed as POW 3/25/1865 Petersburg, VA. released 6/17/1865 Point Lookout, MD. Datelined, "In Line of Battle near Petersburg" (likely August '64) to his mother. In part, "I was sorry to hear that the Yankees has been so close there and was sorry also that they taken the neighbor's mule, and sorry to hear that the rebels got Sam. If he had to be taken, I am glad the rebels got him before the Yankees. .. . You must make Green take good care of the one that they left in his place. If you get him fat, you must keep him in the Spring lot, for if you let him run out in the pasture, there may come along some more Yankees and take him. I am in hopes that our men will keep them back from that part of the country, for they will destroy things as they go. I hope that Gen. Hood will whip them clear out from Georgia. ... There was a fight here yesterday on the Petersburg and Weldon Railroad. Our men whipped them back and taken a good many prisoners. We have a fight every day on some part of the line. The Yankees is tame in front of me. We are close enough to talk to each other when I am out on skirmish. ..."
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The Georgia Soldier Writes From Petersburg - Later Captured At Petersburg

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Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $0.00
Estimate: $400 - $600
Auction closed on Sunday, January 21, 2024.
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