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    Civil War Letter Dated Camp Coleman Oct. 24, 1861.
    Camp Coleman was located in Lebanon, Pennsylvania and apparently was quite small and little used. The letter is written in a very clear hand and bears a large portrait of General McClellan at the upper left. Typical content about drill, etc. Written by a new recruit at the beginning of the war: "On Monday last, we were mustered into Uncle Sam's Army." The writer, who signs only as A. R., talks of receiving his first pay in "Baldy Dollars" and how most of the men spent a dollar fifty buying gum (waterproof) blankets. This letter is not graded. It has the usual folds plus an edge tear. There will be no returns on this lot for any reason.


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    November, 2019
    19th Tuesday
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