16th New York Heavy Artillery letter/ Battle of Chaffin's Farm
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Soldier's Letter, 4 pages, 8vo. Chaffin's Farm, Oct. 5th, 1864. DeElton F. Joslin (Co. A, 16th New York Heavy Artillery) writes pertaining to the Battle of Chaffin's Farm, Virginia.

"...My regt. was the nearest regt. in line of battle to Richmond City...A good many men has been killed up here ...

The Color Guard is formed of Corporals 6 in number & the man that carries the colors is a Sergeant & they men all killed but the Sergeant & Jake...Direct your leters to DeElton F. Joslin Company A 16th NY H Artillery 1 Division 2nd Brigade 10 Army Corps Washington D C".

For full transcription of the letter, please see the scan.

Pencil. Comes with the original U.S. Christian Commission postally used  cover.

  • Item #: NY16

16th New York Heavy Artillery letter/ Battle of Chaffin's Farm

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