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Lot 91

1865 Letter From A Former Soldier. Letter from Macon, Tennessee, September 28, 1865, 4 pp plus write-over, Extremely Fine. A former soldier, Bob, who seems to be a traveling salesman of some sort, describes his travels to his cousin. In part: "…Left Memphis…came by way of Corinth and Jackson the former place you have heard of before through me as that was the place where we left so many of the brave Boys of my old Regiment…it looks more like a great grave yard than a town…there must be fifteen thousand men buried there of both sides….The Southern people are the poorest livin I ever saw the white women do not know any thing about cooking and have to trust every thing to the Blacks and it is the same among all classes.…" He is thinking of settling in Jackson and would like his aunt and cousin to come live with him and teach school, as "school manners are in favor down here."
Estimated Value $300 - 500.


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