Battle content letter from soldier who died after leg amputated For Sale
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Battle content letter from soldier who died after leg amputated
Description Battle content letter from soldier who died after leg amputated.Four page soldiers letter from “Brandy Station” dated Dec. 9, 1863. Written by W. H. Turner of “Martin’s 6th N.Y. Ind. Battery Horse Artillery Army of the Potomac.”Turner was severely wounded in the left leg on May 6th, 1864 at Brockroad, Va. He died on May 27th, 1864 after having his leg amputated. Here are a few excerpts:"...the late move of the Army across the Rapidan....severely tried the endurance of the soldiers.....on the 27th we were engaged at New Hope Church and luckily escaped without having a man or horse killed or wounded; the cavalry brigade with us was not so fortunate; they lost several hundred. This is the 8th time we have been engaged this year and our loss has been 2 killed, eight wounded and thirteen taken prisoners; besides losing great numbers of horses...we would have suffered fromhunger; but we made free with the hogs, sheep and poultry of the farmers and so lived well. The Infantry did not live as well as us owing to strict orders against foraging...your friend W. H. Turner..." Letterin fine condition as shown.
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