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UL2028

116th Ohio Infantry Letter

Written by an officer who was captured at Winchester, Va., and who died as a P.O.W.!

1 plus pages, 5 x 8, in bold pencil hand, written by Lieutenant Levi Lupton, to his wife.

Danville, [Virginia] May 9th, 1864

Dear wife,

After my love to you I will inform you that I recd. a letter from you date the 4th of April which found me in pretty good health. I was very sorry to hear that the children was sick for it does seem that you have trouble on all sides. I will now tell you of my troubles. On last Friday they...  

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UL2027

55th Ohio Infantry Letter with Imprinted Regimental Cover

Written on "Union" patriotic letter sheet

"We see in almost every paper that [General Stonewall] Jackson is coming on to us with a very large force, but we ainít scared much. Wilson, you had better think that cannon balls make a loud noise. I seen one strike near a man. He walked along a few steps when another struck in a few feet of him then he ran, the thought, it was time to get away. When a shell strikes the ground it makes the dirt fly in every direction."


4 pages, 5 x 8, in ink, on patriotic letter sheet,...  

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5th Maine Infantry Letter

Written by Major Clark S. Edwards, future Colonel of the regiment

He commanded the 5th Maine Infantry during the battle of Gettysburg!

Promoted to Brevet Brigadier General for gallant conduct during the Civil War!

1862 eight page letter with original cover signed twice by Major Edwards with excellent content defending the Army of the Potomac and citing some of their recent battles!

"we had one hundred & fifty thousand men, the finest army the world ever saw, but where is it now. The remnants are here, but the largest...  

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UL2025

Letter Written by a Soldier in the 32nd Ohio Infantry

On a very rare patriotic letter sheet with Union gunboats and a quote from the Rebel newspaper, The Richmond Dispatch

2 pages, 4 3/4 x 7 1/2, in ink, and signed with regimental identification.

There is a battle scene at the top of the letter sheet with Union ironclad gunboats bombarding a Confederate fort. Includes the following imprint: "There is no disaster of the present war which it is so difficult to bear with any degree of patience or philosophy, as the almost uniform success of the enemy's gunboats on our land batteries....  

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116th Ohio Infantry Letter

Written by an officer who was captured at Winchester, Va., and who died as a P.O.W.!

From Libby Prison, Richmond, Virginia


1 1/2 pages, 5 x 8, in pencil, written by Lieutenant Levi Lupton, to his wife.

Libby Prison, July 18th, 1863

Dear and loving wife,

After my love to you and the children and all my friends I will just say that I am well and hope these few lines may find you in good health, but I am very tired with the place and I pray that it may please the good Lord to hasten the day when I can...  

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116th Ohio Infantry Letter

Written by an officer who was captured at Winchester, Va., and who died as a P.O.W.!

From Libby Prison, Richmond, Virginia


1 1/2 pages, 5 x 8, in pencil, written by Lieutenant Levi Lupton, to his wife. Due to a shortage of writing paper he had, he wrote his letter on the back of a letter written to him by his daughter Maggie. Maggie's portion of the letter is written in ink.

Libby Prison, June 25th/63

Dear wife,

We arrived here on Tuesday. I am in good health and hope these few lines may find you...  

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CL546

Extremely Rare 1861 Letter, Sex in the Civil War Era

The author of this letter attended and witnessed and writes about a "Whore Ball" in Huntsville, Alabama!

Also includes content regarding famous Presbyterian clergyman, Frederick A. Ross, who had a national feud with the famous Methodist preacher William G. Brownlow of Tennessee!


4 pages, 5 1/8 x 8 1/4, in in ink, written by W. Mastin to his friend Tom.

Huntsville, [Alabama], Jany. 18th [1861]

Dear Tom,

I suppose you think Bob Shields* was very near true when he said I was a very poor...  

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1862 Confederate Business Letter From Augusta, Georgia Regarding Cotton

Folded letter used as the envelope to mail the correspondence from Augusta, Ga. to Graniteville, S.C.


7 1/2 x 8 1/2, in ink, written by B.S. Dunbar to Messrs. J.J. Gregg & Co. in Graniteville, South Carolina. The letter which bears the date line of Augusta, (Ga.), Dec. 3d, 1862 discusses the cotton business. It is signed, "Very Truly, B.S. Dunbar." The letter was folded in such a way as to create a blank panel that was used in the same way that an envelope would be used to address the letter to the recipient....  

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UL2022

5th Maine Infantry Letter

Written by Captain Clark S. Edwards, future Colonel of the regiment

He commanded the 5th Maine Infantry during the battle of Gettysburg!

Promoted to Brevet Brigadier General

1861 letter with excellent references to the 1st Battle of Bull Run, Virginia


(1824-1903) Edwards was 37 years old when the news of the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter reached the small town of Bethel, Maine. He was high on a ladder shingling his roof and he immediately climbed down, obtained permission from the appropriate authorities to form a...  

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1863 Confederate Artillery Letter, Ashland, Virginia Light Artillery

Writes of the Great Christian Revival in the Army of Northern Virginia not long after the battle of Gettysburg!


4 pages, 5 x 7 1/4, in ink, written by Private Philip Samuel Mosby, to his sister, Polly G. Woodson. Very neat and well written Confederate letter.

Orange Ct. House, [Virginia] Aug.19th, 1863

My Dear Sister,

I joyfully received you kind favor of the 22nd of July and hasten to reply the morning after getting it. I got one of the same date from Nancy, and it really looked to me that...  

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116th Ohio Infantry Letter

Written by an officer who was captured at Winchester, Va., and who died as a P.O.W.!

From Libby Prison, Richmond, Virginia


1 1/2 pages, 5 3/4 x 9, in pencil, written by Lieutenant Levi Lupton, to his wife and children.

Libby Prison, Oct. 23rd, 1863

My Dear Wife and Children,

After my love to you I will inform [you] that I am well in body and hope these few lines may find you all in good health. It is three months today since my arrival in this prison and oh it seems like an age for to be shut up in...  

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Letter to Ex-Confederate North Carolina Colonel

2 pages, 6 1/2 x 8, in ink, written by William G. Broadfoot, a Confederate Treasury Official during the war, to his son Charles who was a Confederate officer.

Fayetteville, [North Carolina], Aug. 30th, 1865

My Dear Charles,

Yours of the 23d inst. was recd. yesterday. I write today in reply as your Mother writes & as you know the family turn is to do what has to be done & be done with it while the letter will not leave till day after tomorrow morning. I have not been so much gratified in many months as I was & am by the...  

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