Lengthy Autographed Letter Signed on Union Army letterhead. Selah MERRILL, 1837 - 1909.
Lengthy Autographed Letter Signed on Union Army letterhead
Lengthy Autographed Letter Signed on Union Army letterhead
Lengthy Autographed Letter Signed on Union Army letterhead

Lengthy Autographed Letter Signed on Union Army letterhead

Connecticut: 1862.

6 pages (front and back), 8 x 5 inches, on "Fifth Reg't" (Union Army) letterhead featuring a distinctive fighting dog logo, "Camp Near Hancock" (Connecticut), February 11, 1862. This long and detailed letter to a friend and fellow minister contains much news of Camp Huntington and the men in it, in part: "...You know for a long time Gambling has been practiced in the Reg't. I wrote Col. Ferry a letter in regard to it. Signed it A Lover of Morality. The next day he issued an order prohibiting it...All say they are glad it has been stopped except a few Such as the Johnsons...The best of the joke is no one Knows who set the Ball in motion. I hope you will write when you can. I shall be happy to hear from you..." Natural folds; excellent legibility. Near fine condition.

Noted archaeologist of biblical sites and highly educated Congregational minister, chaplain to the 49th U.S. Colored Infantry at Vicksburg during the Civil War.

Binding: Unbound
Language: English

Price: $1,250.00

Item #135543

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