Pennsylvania Light Artillery soldier's letter/ President Lincoln
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Pennsylvania Independent Light Artillery (Battery F), Autograph Letter Signed, 4 pages, 8vo., War Department, Washington, DC imprint 5/3/64 signed William Atwood (ex- soldier Pa. Batty. now in War Dept.). Writes wishes he had more to do, passing thru of Burnsides 9th Army Corps, reviewed by President Lincoln on the balcony of Williards Hotel who was cheered by the troops as they passed, corps numbered 14,000 men it "had white men, niggers and Indians (2 companies of sharpshooters) "nigs looked and marched well", thinks they will fight well, "nigger stock at a premium just now", came down with Army of Potomac, "Grant must have a smashing Army now, heavy artillery, units with Grant, anniversary of unit commander's (R.B. Hampton) death (Chancellorsville), now working above War Department, Edwin Forrest playing at Ford's (theatre) etc. with postally used cover.  Includes an addl. sheet of paper "My envelopes are so thin that I have to put this on the outside to keep inquisitive persons from reading the letter through the envelope." XF

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Pennsylvania Light Artillery soldier's letter/ President Lincoln

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