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Category: CIVIL WAR LETTERS TELEGRAPHS (7 records) SOLD!! JOHN ALLISON SIGNATURE CIVIL WAR LETTERS ANTIQUES COLLECTIBLES & MORE - Bidding Opens SUNDAY SEPT 15TH 12 NOON Bidding Closes SATURDAY SEPT 21ST 6PM
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T_69.JPGTHE LETTERS, TELEGRAPHS, LAND RECORDS COME FROM THE HOME OF JUDY ELDEN THAT WE SOLD FURNITURE ETC.. FROM ONSITE 2 SALES AGO. THROUGH THE LETTERS AND DOCUMENTS THE LAST NAMES ROWE, HADE, PRATHOR APPEAR TO BE FAMILY.. SOME HAVE VERY SIGNIFICANT CONTENT. PLEASE READ EACH DESCRIPTION. THIS LETTER IS DATED MAY 16 1861 AND IS SENT FROM CAMP SCOTT (YORK, PA) ON ORIGINAL CAMP LETTER HEAD WHICH READS "DEATH TO TRAITORS - OUR COUNTRY ALWAYS". CAMP SCOTT WAS A TRAINING FACILITY FOR THE UNION ARMY AND OPENED IN 1861. IN 1863 THE NAME WAS CHANGED TO CAMP FRANKLIN. IN 1865 AFTER THE WAR ENDED IT WAS DEMOLISHED. I WILL PARAPHRASE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE LETTERS CONTENT. IT IS A LETTER TO HIS SISTER WHO IS IN BALTIMORE. HE ASKS HER IF SHE COULD MAKE HIM 2 FLANNEL SHIRTS BECAUSE THE GOVERNMENT ISSUED SHIRTS DO NOT COME UP HIGH ENOUGH ON THE NECK. STATES HIS PAP WILL LIKELY VISIT THEM. HE WISHES FOR AN OPPORTUNITY TO STRIKE ONE BLOW FOR THE STARS & STRIPES. SIGNED "BROTHER BILL".. FRONT & BACK.. RARE RARE LETTER HEAD!! 8 1485 105.00  
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T_70.JPGTHIS IS A GROUP OF 3 TELEGRAPHS SENT TO JOHN ROWE FROM COL. A.K. McCLURE & PEOPLE REPRESENTING McCLURE. THEY ARE SENT TO "HAGERSTOWN TELEGRAPH CO.". EVEN INCLUDES 1 OF THE ORIGINAL ENVELOPES. THE 1ST TELEGRAPH IS DATED SEPT 9TH 1862 (DAYS PRIOR TO THE BATTLE OF ANTIETAM). SENT FROM CHAMBERSBURG FROM A MAN OF LAST NAME "GILMORE". PARAPHRASING "McCLURE SAYS SEND TO WAYNESBORO MERCERSBURG HAGERSTOWN GOOD HORSES & BRIDLES. CAN FURNISH 800 MEN IF SUPPLIED WITH HORSES.... 2ND TELEGRAPH: DATED SEPT 9TH 1862 SENT TO JOHN ROWE FROM (COL.) A.K. McCLURE. McCLURE WAS A PROMINENT CHAMBERSBURG CITIZEN WHO SERVED IN PA HOUSE OF REPRESENTITIVES, MET WITH GENERAL ROBERT E. LEE DURING ONE OF THE CONFEDERATE OCCUPATIONS OF CHAMBERSBURG. HIS MANSION WAS BURNED & HE WAS CAPTURED/RELEASED BY CONFEDERATES IN 1864. STATES HE CAN PROVIDE 350 MEN "ANDERSON TROOPS & REGULARS" WHO ARE WELL ARMED BUT LACK HORSES. THE 3RD TELEGRAPH IS NOT DATED EXCEPT FOR THE 1862 PRINTED YEAR. FROM SOMEONE OF LAST NAME WILSON. STATES HE IS ON THE RAILROAD 1/2 MILE NORTH OF STATE LINE. REQUESTS 4 SCOUTS BE SENT TO HIM AS REBEL CALVARY ARE ON THE ROAD FROM HAGERSTOWN AND INFANTRY HAS ALREADY ARRIVED IN HAGERSTOWN (DAYS PRIOR TO ANTIETAM). 4TH ITEM IS A LETTER (NOT ON TELEGRAPH CO FORM) DISPLAYING FRUSTRATION WITH LACK OF RESPONSE IN REGARDS TO HORSES BY EITHER A.K. McCLURE OR SOMEONE ON HIS BEHALF. THE TELEGRAPH CO. IN HAGERSTOWN WAS LOCATED AT AUGHINBAUGH'S DRUG STORE AS NOTED ON THE TELEGRAPHS. AUCTION SOFTWARE ALLOWS ONLY 5 PHOTOS PER LISTING. 5 1013 115.00  
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T_71.JPGTHIS GROUP OF 3 LETTERS ARE CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN JOHN ROWE (WHOM THE TELEGRAPHS WERE SENT TO IN LAST ITEM #70) AND HIS SON NATSON (POSSIBLY WATSON) ROWE. THE FIRST IS DATED APRIL 20TH 1861 FROM JOHN ROWE TO "HIS SONS & NEPHEW". SENT FROM GREENCASTLE PA. FAIRLY BASIC LETTER WITH JOHN ROWE STATING THE FAMILY IN GREENCASTLE IS WELL AND THEY ARE PROUD OF THEM FOR SERVING THEIR COUNTRY AND NOT TO DISAPPOINT. 2ND LETTER (MULTI PAGE) - I BELIEVE THE MONTH IS JULY. DAY IS THE 5TH 1861. FROM SON NATSON ROWE TO FATHER. SENT FROM MARTINSBURG VA (NOW WV). NATSON STATES THEY ARE MARCHING TO WILLIAMSPORT MD & ALSO MENTIONS FALLING WATERS. 3RD LETTER - JOHN ROWE TO SON, NATSON. DEC? 10TH 1862 FAIRLY ROUTINE CONTENT DISCUSSING PAY AND POSSIBLE VISIT IF THEY GET CLOSE BY. 5 1035 30.00  
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T_72.JPGLETTER WRITTEN BY UNION SOLDIER H.W. PINKERTON TO SARAH HADE ON AUGUST 6TH 1863 APPROX A MONTH AFTER THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG. LIKELY THE MOTHER OR GRANDMOTHER OF ANNIE HADE WHO'S PAINTING WAS SOLD 2 AUCTIONS AGO. VERY INTERESTING CONTENT THAT REFERENCES GETTYSBURG AND/OR THE REBEL RETREAT. LETTER STARTS WITH PINKERTON STATING HE IS IN POOR HEALTH. HE WAS IN HARRISBURG WHERE HE WAS DISCHARGE AUG 3RD. THEN HE WRITES "HOPING THIS MAY FIND YOU AND FAMILY IN GOOD HEALTH AND THAT MAY NEVER HAVE TO WITNESS ANOTHER SCENE (LIKELY MEANING GETTYSBURG) AS YOU PEOPLE OF THE CUMBERLAND VALLEY HAVE WITNESSED IN THE PAST FEW WEEKS". ENDS LETTER STATING DOESN'T HAVE THE STRENGTH TO WRITE MORE. FOUND AN EMAIL IN FAMILY DOCUMENTS WHERE A FAMILY FRIEND RESEARCHED H.W. PINKERTON AND FOUND THAT HE APPARENTLY RECOVERED & LIVED INTO HIS 70'S BEFORE PASSING IN 1902. 4 1018 40.05  
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T_73.JPGTHIS LOT IS A SINGLE LETTER WITH GREAT CONTENT FROM JOHN ROWE TO HIS WIFE, ELIZABETH ROWE. PARAPHRASING THE ACTUAL LETTER... JOHN ROWE IS IN MARTINSBURG VISITING SON NATSON. WRITING HOME TO TELL HIS WIFE THAT HE WILL BE LEAVING SOON FOR GREENCASTLE. DATED JULY 5TH 1861. DESCRIBES TO HIS WIFE REBEL DESTRUCTION OF B&O RAILROAD ENGINES, EQUIPEMENT, BRIDGES ETC.. STATES HE HEARD REBEL FORCES "ABOUT 20,000" AT WINCHESTER. TELLS WIFE HE IS SENDING ALONG WITH THE LETTER THE 1ST ISSUE OF "AMERICAN UNION" NEWSPAPER (UNFORTUNATELY NOT WITH THE LETTER). INCLUDES ORIGINAL ENVELOPE TO "MRS. ELIZABETH ROWE GREENCASTLE FRANKLINE COUNTY PENNA" 7 1487 137.00  
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T_74.JPGDATED JANUARY 8TH 1863 FROM TO GILMORE ROWE FROM MOTHER. SENT FROM GREENCASTLE. INCLUDES ORIGINAL ENVELOPE TO JOHN GILMORE ROWE - 126TH REG - TYLER'S BRIGADE / HUMPHREYS DIVISION / 5TH ARMY CORPS VIA WASHINGTON DC. THIS IS JUST A BEAUTIFUL, ARTICULATE LETTER WRITTEN TO A SON WHO HAS APPARENTLY AT THIS POINT SEEN SOME ACTION AT THIS POINT IN THE WAR. MORE POETIC THAN WAR RICH CONTENT. 10 1035 57.19  
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T_75.JPGLOT OF 6 LETTERS FROM NATSON (POSSIBLY WATSON) ROWE TO HIS FATHER, JOHN & HIS MOTHER ELIZABETH. ALSO INCLUDED IS AN UNIDENTIFIED TIN TYPE PHOTO. LETTER #1 OF THE GROUP IS DATED APRIL 23 1861 TO HIS FATHER. IT IS A FAIRLY ROUTINE CORRESPONDENCE. LETTER #2 TO HIS MOTHER.. NO BATTLE OR TROOP INFO BUT VERY NICELY WRITTEN LETTER WITH SOME GREAT LINES.. STARTS OF STATING HE IS WRITING IN "A HURRAY BECAUSE ME CANDLE IS ALL BURNT UP". ALSO HE WROTE "WE WILL TRY TO SERVE OUR MAKER AS WE ARE SERVING OUR COUNTRY". STATES THEY "WILL FEEL MORE LIKE SOLDIERS" WHEN THEY RECEIVE THEIR UNIFORMS. LETTER #3.. NATSON AGAIN TO HIS MOTHER. NOT DATED BUT DEFINITELY NO LONGER AT CAMP SCOTT AS MENTIONS OF A 20 MILE HIKE TO WILLIAMSPORT MD. LOOKS FORWARD TO VISIT FROM "GREENCASTLE FOLKS" LETTER #4... MAY 1861 - NATSON TO FATHER, JOHN ROWE. SENT TO GREENCASTLE PA FROM CAMP SCOTT (YORK). FAIRLY ROUTINE LETTER... DOING WELL.. ETC.. LETTER #5... NATSON ROWE TO MOTHER, ELIZABETH. DATED APRIL 30 1861. AGAIN, FAIRLY ROUTINE CONTENT. LETTER #6...DATED JUNE 29 1861 HE IS WRITING FROM CAMP SPEELMAN NEAR ST. JAMES COLLEGE BETWEEN WILLIAMSPORT & SHARPSBURG. HOPES TO SEE FOLKS FROM "OLD GREENCASTLE" AND IS EAGER TO GET HOME. NOTE: THIS LOT ALSO CONTAINS A FRAMED 8X10 OF ELIZABETH (PRATHOR) ROWE NOT SHOWN IN THE PHOTOS. 11 1490 155.78  
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