Lot 13    

Civil War Letters From William W. Thomson, RI 11th Infantry
Special Collections: American History, Nov. 11th, 2010
Lot of 3, including 2 letters and one sixth-plate tintype purchased with the letters and not identified, but possibly Thomson. Both letters are addressed Dear Aunt; the first is 8pp, dated Camp of Distribution near Alexandria, Va / March 10th 1863 and describes Thomson's duties of procuring food for his regiment in Alexandria, a dirty old city with plenty of secessh in it, as well as a response that he can find plenty of girls when it comes [his] time to his aunt's apparent nagging of him to find a wife. The second letter is 4pp, dated Camp 11th Regt. R.I. Vols near Suffolk, Va, May 7/63 and describes a skirmish with the enemy in which 15 soldiers were killed, apparently related to what is now know as the Siege of Suffolk. Both letters are well written and fully legible.

Very good condition; expected folds and toning, first two pages of the first letter are separated at fold, but all text is clear and legible.
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