6th Pennsylvania Cavalry letter/ Killing of CSA Genl. Chambliss
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Soldier's Letter, 1 1/2 pages, 12mo., Head Quart 2nd C.C. Aug. 19, 1864, near Malvern Hill. Thomas J. Gregg (Co. F, 6th Pennsylvania Cavalry "Rush's Lancers", later on the staff of Genl. Gregg) writes to his brother pertaining to the killing of Confederate General John R. Chambliss during the Battle of Charles City Road.

"...we have passed through much since we crossed the river six days ago. Had my hand shot in the same fight. Dave and myself are safe, as yet Col. Gregg, Col. Wilson and quite a number of officers were wounded. Many officers on the staff had their horses shot besides Capt. Weir's which had to be abandoned. Col. Gregg was shot through his wrist. Two of his sixty officers wounded, one seriously. The infantry this side of the river have been successful. Grant is too much for Lee. Harry is not with us being on detached duty near Lt. House Pt. I wish the Jonny were of the country would turn out and lend a helping hand in crushing out this cursed rebellion. I am proud of my own family. Thus far I think we have done our duty. I have just finished reading Genl. Sherman's letter to the men...it is splendid and speaks the sentiment of every soldier in the army...Tom, A.A.G.".

Small, cramped writing in dark pencil. Fine.

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6th Pennsylvania Cavalry letter/ Killing of CSA Genl. Chambliss

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