Lot 2446Confederacy, South Carolina Palmetto Flag Lettersheet, blue patriotic design on lettersheet datelined "Charleston April 24th _ 61" with some good content "…I commenced and nearly finished a letter to you soon after the victory of Fort Sumter. I was called from it and have not been able to renew my attention to it since, consequently, the date is too old to be of any interest to you for you must have been long since i n the possession of all the particulars of the battle. We have been quite quiet since. Our anxiety now is to get intelligence from Virginia & Maryland. Therefore, the Mercury is the most welcome visitor in the morning…Alich is still at Morris Island and has been promoted to Assistant Quarter Master under Major Pringle, who himself is under Col. Hatch He was fired at the Mortar Battery during the fight. You imagine our anxiety during the first day. Every cannon shook the house, and we knew not but that they carried death with them until the evening when the Dispatch came. "Not a soul hurt and hope and trust in God be some firmer." In the night the wind changed to the west, and we did not know what had transpired for we heard no cannon. In the course of the morning, the news reached us that the Fort was on fire. Olivia and myself got ready to go down to the Battery which had been thronged and just as we were going out of the door, we heard of the unconditional surrender and unparalleled in history. "Not a life lost."…we cannot tell what one day will bring forth, and can only trust in Him who knows our cause is just and has given us one victory over our enemies, will fight for us as He did for the Israelites, and subdue our enemies and induce them to do us justice…", accompanied by original cover bearing U.S. 3¢ dull red (26) tied by "Charleston S.c. Apr 26, 1861" cds to Bamburg S.C., cover top edge faults, Very Fine patriotic lettersheet use.
C.S.A. Catalog No. FSC-3A Estimate $400 - 600.