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A good war-date Union officer's letter, 4pp. 8vo., written by 1st Lt. Maurice Leyden, [POW Darbytown Road, Va., 10/07/64, confined Libby Prison & Salisbury, N. C.], Co. B, 3rd New York Cavalry, Petersburg, Va., Sept. 13, 1864, in part: "…artillery dueling and picket firing going on at the front…continually…once in a while a shell may drop…so near as to disturb one's dreams…now and then a squad of rebel cavalry will charge in…some of our pickets, kill a few, capture some and take all the horses, arms and equipment…I read McClellan's letter of acceptance…I was happily disappointed…those who are Southern sympathizers will be somewhat frustrated…will see that there still remains some fight in Little Mac yet…I think him a true patriot…he loves the Old Flag still [and] he is willing to have the Union as it was…he does not like Emancipation Proclamation…most of us who have fought…are not willing to have the Union as it was…we think the Emancipation Proclamation a military necessity. We…do not like war and wish to blot out the cause of this unholy war-[?] African Slavery…so we only know of it in history…". Near fine.
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On McClellan's Nomination, Emancipation Proclamation & Why They Fight.

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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $142.20
Estimate: $200 - $300
Auction closed on Thursday, January 30, 2014.
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