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Union soldier's 4pp., letter written by Lionel Stanley who mustered into "H" Co. PA 53rd Infantry on 10/23/1861 and was discharged on 1/30/1864. Datelined, Camp Cretin, October 28/61, in part, "Friday we were sworn into duty for the United States service. It would have pleased me had you been there for we had some good times I'll assure you. On Saturday we went to headquarters and got what we had waited for a good while viz, our uniforms all expecting one kind these we got on the subsequent Monday. We have been from time to time expecting to leave almost instantly but have every time been disappointed but Col. Brooks told our regiment ... that we will not stay longer than next Tuesday ... The Lewisburg Company came into camp on Tuesday evening ... and to my surprise I came right on to George & Harry who told me that they had joined the Lewisburg Company and had just arrived from old White Deer Valley. They belong to Col. Welsh's 45 regiment and number 95 men ...."
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This Soldier Writes From Camp Only 5 Days After Enlisting.

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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $0.00
Estimate: $200 - $300
Auction closed on Saturday, April 8, 2023.
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