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A Union officer's father seeks to assuage his wife's concerns over the fate of their son after the battle of Ball's Bluff, Virginia,1p. 4to., written by James Gregory, Marblehead, Mass., Nov. 18, 1861, to Chaplain Alonzo H. Quint of the 2nd Massachusetts Volunteers, reading, in part: "At the request of my wife, the fond & anxious mother of one only child Robert B. Brown. I venture to trouble you with an inquiry respecting her said son, who is second Lieutenant of Company C, commanded by Capt. [William] Cogswell [brevet Brigadier General, Dec. 15, 1864] of your regiment. She received a letter from him dated shortly after the disaster at Edwards' Ferry, detailing the hardships to which the regiment had been exposed [to] during its long, wet & rainy march in consequence of that affair, but has not received a word from him since - she feels very anxious & fears that sickness - is the unfortunate cause of his not writing as usual. You will - oblige the mother as well as the writer - to drop her a line as soon - as my be convenient and inform of dear Robert's health & circumstances. James Gregory." Thankfully, Robert Brown survived the trials and tribulations of the 2nd Mass. throughout the war. He resigned as captain of Co. C, 2nd Mass. Vols., at the war's end on April 15, 1865. Near fine.
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The Union Disaster At Ball's Bluff Leaves This Mother Anxious For News From Her Son.

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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $130.00
Estimate: $200 - $300
Auction closed on Sunday, July 14, 2024.
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