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Sale 55: United States Postal History

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United States Civil War Postal History

Lot 1930    

1861 Letter From Union Soldier Francis M. Moore, orange cover and folded letter datelined "Camp near the Potomac, Dec 13th 1861", letter with some interesting content including "We are camped on the Potomac river as a picket guard to keep the Secesh from crossing over. We had little brush with them yesterday morning up the river opposite their town [Shepardstown]. They were on our side of the river. We are on this Northern side, but we made them take to the water. There was but one of our men hurt. There was a piece of a ball hit him on the back of the head and wounded him slightly…One of our Captains with six men crossed the river with the intention of finding out what force they had over there and I suppose they had before this. They were captured by the Rebels soon after they had crossed and I suppose they will get to see the end of the war…", original cover with embossed patriotic eagle and bearing 1861, 3¢ rose. tied by "Sharpsburgh Md Dec 17" cds to Marion Ind., small flaws, Fine and interesting war content.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $220

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