Lot 988Confederacy, Batesville, Ark. Apr 18, cds with matching fancy "Paid 10" rating handstamp on 1862 datelined folded letter to Society Hill S.C., excellent war contents concerning the Battle of Elkhorn (Pen Ridge) reading: "We has lost a great many brave men from this part of the state. The battle in North West Ark was a poor thing. We only lost about 80 men in killed & 3 or 400 in wounded and prisoners. The enemy acknowledge a loss of 900 killed and 1400 wounded. McCullough was killed by sharp shooters. McIntosh was killed in a charge. If Van Dorn had fought them one hour longer he would have captured all the northern army. His retreat is a perfect mystery to all troops…The curse Van Dorn universally."; some edge wear, Very Fine and excellent Battle of Elkhorn content letter.
C.S.A. Catalog No. B; $500 Estimate $300 - 400.