September 04, 2020 12:00 PM EDT Cincinnati
Ends September 14, 2020


Sergeant James Stickler, 103 IL Infantry, Illustrated War-Date Letter Honoring Abraham Lincoln, Plus Locket Containing Miniature Albumen Portraits of Union Personalities

Lot of 2. 

Artistic letter, April 15, 1865, 2pp. (4.75 x 8 in.) Hospital No. 2, sec. 10, ward 4, Nashville, Tennessee. From James H. Stickler, 103 Illinois Infantry. Stickler enlisted as a Sergeant in August 1862. The letter has a flag at half-mast, draped with black streamers. Most of the text is in calligraphy with a short script note at the end. It is addressed to his sister. He speaks about the shock people had at finding out about the assassination. He then notes that he went to town to go to church "for the purpose of hearing the preaching and seeing the fair sex you know that I am getting to be quite old and time that I should be paying a little more attention than I have heretofore been doing I saw some that appeared very well but yet they fail to suit me so you will please interest yourself in my behalf and find me one that is in favor of union good looking and verry rich." Yep.

Also included is a locket in book form with commercial images of John C. Fremont, Winfield Scott, Commodore Porter, and more. Front with crossed anchor and cross behind a heart.

Two covers to William and Margaret Stickler are present.


Letter is encased in acrylic / plexy.

Estimate: $300 - $500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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