Summer Auction 2019 Sale 76
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 7/31/2019
War-date letter sent home by Union Pvt. Elbridge Franklin, Co. C, 5th Michigan Infantry, 4pp. 8vo., "Camp before Yorktown [Va.]", Apr. 17, 1862 to his father on the siege of Yorktown. In small part: "...we must be nearly ready to commence the attack for nearly all our earthworks are complete...[and] a magazine which a day's work will finish...Expecting an assault on the enemy in a few days...[Brother] Luter is getting along first rate I think he can help us take Yorktown. I think most of the fighting will be done with artillery...the large numbers of pieces we have must...reduce Yorktown...The rebels threw a large shot at us. It struck the ground 25 yds from me, buried itself deep in the ground, then exploded throwing up a large amount of earth...had it continued on its course 5 rods further it would have passed through the left of this Co..." Very good. The Confederates would remain in Yorktown until withdrawing on May 4.
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $50.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $200.00
Estimate: $100 - $160
Auction closed on Wednesday, July 31, 2019.
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