Soldier's Letter, 4 pages, 8vo., Camp Near Corinth, Mississippi, May 16th, 1862. Joseph W. Warr (Co. A, 2nd Minnesota Infantry, died of disease on 2/1/64 at Chicago, IL) writes to his family.
"...we went out on a skirmish yesterday & drove in the enemys pickett Guard & were within one mile & a half there entrenchements & we left a pickett guard there but the enemy came out in a large force & drove our men in this morning but we drove them back again this afternoon & still hold our position we took two of there men prisoners & they report Beauregard as having one hundred and twenty thousand men & that they all well entrenched...news of victory at every fight we now have New Orleans & Richmond & Memphis & of Yorktown. You will soon hear of the capture of Corinth & I think there will be a last stand here. They will fight desperate. It will be a bloody Battle but we are sure of victory...Joseph Warr."
Fine, dark ink and legible. Comes with the original cover. Corinth Miss. battle written in contemporary pen.
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