2024-01 Raynors Americana Auction
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A confederate soldier's 2pp. letter written by William H. Hall who mustered into "G" Co. NC 27th Infantry. William died of "consumption" on 7/28/1864 at Petersburg, VA. Datelined Wilmington, North Carolina May 1st 1863. In part, "You will see by the heading of this that we are over more in the Old North State and you may guess we are glad little souls if we can get to stay. I suppose we have been ordered to Kinston but the order is countermanded. They had a skirmish near Kinston a few days ago and orders were sent to Gen. Whiting and he requested Gen. Hill to let him keep us here if possible, and, I suppose his request was granted conditionally. They had commenced issuing furloughs when we were ordered to Kinston but they have suspended furloughs until the Kinston affair becomes more settled. ... Capt. [James Y.] Whitted's resignation has been accepted and Dickson is now captain. We elected Robert D. Patterson 3rd Lieutenant yesterday. Tom Whitted ran against him and got 22 votes and Uncle Bob got 37. Tom Whitted is the most disappointed fellow you ever saw. ... Merritt is about to get a discharge on his wound he received at Sharpsburg and Bill Shields had the ball cut out of his hip day before yesterday in Wilmington. He bled very much but is doing finely now. He will start home on a furlough Monday ... Our company numbers 75 now present. Our boys have their own fun running the blockade to town every night. They write their own passes and I assign the General's name to them and they go through. ..."
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“Our boys have their own fun running the blockade to town every night.”

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Minimum Bid: $300.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $0.00
Estimate: $600 - $800
Auction closed on Sunday, January 21, 2024.
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