2024-01 Raynors Americana Auction
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Union Soldier's letters, back-to back, July 9, 1863 and on the reverse, July 12th, 1863 Stanford, Ky, written by Valmore Lambert, who mustered into "D" Co. OH 100th Infantry, 9/1/1862. Volmore was POW 8/6/1864 Utoy Creek, GA (Exchanged). He was Killed By Explosion on 4/27/1865 at Steamer "Sultana", MS River. In part, "I suppose you have heard of our march to Somset in the rain and mud .. Igave out and camped alone in a wheat shock, threw away my clothes ... We have a heavy force here with several batteries so I think the rebels will do good to keep out of here ... on the backside, The 9th Army Corps is coming back having gone a few weeks to Vicksburg .. the rebels burned a train at Crab Orchard night before last ... The train was almost 10 miles long ... V.L" Sultana was a commercial side-wheel steamboat which exploded and sank on the Mississippi River on April 27, 1865, killing 1,167 people in what remains the worst maritime disaster in United States history. Although Sultana had a legal capacity of only 376, by the time she backed away from Vicksburg on the night of April 24, she was severely overcrowded with over 1,951 paroled prisoners, 22 guards from the 58th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, over 70 fare-paying cabin passengers, and 85 crew members, for a total of 2,128 people.
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The Ohio Soldier Was Captured and Imprisoned at Andersonville - Released - And Killed in the Explosion of the Sultana

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Minimum Bid: $250.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $687.50
Estimate: $400 - $600
Auction closed on Sunday, January 21, 2024.
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