Autograph Letter Signed. Union Soldier. Date hard to read but probably Nov. 15, 1861. Timothy Dunnovan.
Autograph Letter Signed. Union Soldier. Date hard to read but probably Nov. 15, 1861.
Autograph Letter Signed. Union Soldier. Date hard to read but probably Nov. 15, 1861.

Autograph Letter Signed. Union Soldier. Date hard to read but probably Nov. 15, 1861.

Written on the first 2 1/2 pages of a lined 8 x 10 inch sheet that had been folded to form 4 pages. Two later horizontal folds for mailing. Modest splitting at bottom of vertical fold. Soiling on blank final page. Dunnovan., a drummer in Company G, 21st Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, was stationed at Annapolis and under the command of a Captain Walker. Dunnovan reports hearing firing of guns from the Potomac to celebrate the successful landing of the fleet in South Carolina -- probably the capture of Port Royal Sound on November 7th -- and that his unit was expecting to go with the next fleet that sails from Annapolis. He observes: ""there is lots of niggers down here. I have a gay old time with them dancing and singing all nights in the week we go to meeting on Sunday to a nigger meeting house." He adds a note at the end reporting that the Fitchburg Company, also guarding the railroad, found 20 contraband rifles "secreted in a piano forte nothing was in it but the keys were left in it to avoid suspicion." Very Good. Item #88794

Price: $225.00

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