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Sale 92: The Summer Sale

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Lot 2367    

Confederacy, Tuscaloosa Ala., Oct 2, cds with matching "Paid 5" rating handstamp on cover to Montgomery Ala., endorsed "Care of Col. Kno. A. Elmore" at bottom left, original enclosed letter datelined "Camp Beauregard Sept. 29th 1861" with some good content "…Tell him if he does not get the office, to be sure to join either the "Independent Rifles" or "Antanga Rifles."…We heard glorious news today, if so, from Missouri. General Price has taken Lexington with 5,000 prisoners together with all their arms, ammunition, etc. besides $250,000 in specie…We do not get news here until three days after you get it in Montgomery, for all we hear comes from Montgomery, and so you need not expect any war news from me or anyone else from this section of the country. But I believe honestly that Tuscaloosa is the prettiest place I ever laid my eyes on…The Cadets are almost crazy to be ordered down on the coast this winter. I think our chances are pretty good to be ordered to Mobile, for I believe it is generally thought that Mobile will be attacked this winter. If so, our chances are splendid, and I cannot help almost wishing (excuse me) that it would be attacked. Then wouldn't the Cadets make their mark. We are learning to drill very fast…We are State Troops and are held subject to the orders of the Governor. We are enlisted for twelve months and every fellow before he is a Cadet, is compelled to sign a pledge to remain here one year…", Very Fine with some interesting content.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $450

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