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Sale 88: The Sescal Sale

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Confederate Postal History

Lot 1573    

Confederacy, 1864 (c.) CSA Soldiers Letters, group of 4 comprising 1864 folded letter with #12 sheet margin from Capt. S.H. Dent, Dent's Battery, Johnson's Army to his wife in Eufaula Ala. with excellent war content as recounted by son in accompanied letter: "had completed building fortifications…that they were built under heavy shell fire with one man killed, one severely wounded, and another slightly wounded, notes how badly the battery was in need of men - that nearly 60% of those originally enlisted - he was not a captain then - were gone and several of those then on duty were partly incapacitated from previous wounds…Like with men, ammunition was also scarce and they had orders not to fire unless could see some thing at which to aim, tho under an almost continuous shell fire themselves…"; 1864 Charleston S.C. soldier endorsed due "10" use, Richmond Va. "Due 10" use from J. Egglestin of Signal Corps to Lexington Miss.; S.C. cds ties 10¢ #11 on reverse of small blue cover to Maj. W. B. Clement of the 10th Va. Cav., Genl. H.F. Lee's Brigade, Army of Northern Va., Va., F.-V.F. and interesting group.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Realized: $240

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