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Sale 92: The Summer Sale

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Patriotic Lettersheets

Lot 2431    

Confederacy, 10-Star Crossed Stripes Flag Lettersheet, black patriotic design on lettersheet with "Far better to perish with honor" verse, datelined "December the 4th 1863 rudes hill" with some interesting content, "…I am still driving for While's Battalion…You can't guess what I got for my Yankee pipe. A man was fool enough to offer me ten dollars, and I was fool enough to take it, and I want to smoke now and hain't got any pipe. I want you to get me one made as soon as you can for me and you may have the ten dollars…" and continued on the 7th, "…I am in New Market after beef for White's Battalion. Cyrus is with me now and Wallace is going to lmboden's Command. We are still on Rudes Hill…I am trying to buy a kettle or two, if I can find any to boil sugar…I don't think hard of you if you don't come, for I know it ain't pleasant for a woman to go to camp. So I must close for this time. God bless you all is my prayer. Amen. This from your true friend Allmon Sayger, to my true love Nancy G. Sayger and family, so farewell till I see you or hear from you again. Try to write to me if you can. God be with us all is my prayer…", note say written by Allmon Sayger, Co. B, 18th Va. Cav., White's Battalion, Very Fine.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

Realized: $375

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