Wonderful 4 pages in ink letter from Pvt Franklin D Sizer 81st NYVI on the battle of Seven Pines/Fair Oaks. Full stranscription provided in scans. Great content including "soldier tells how General Casey...had his horse shot out from under him, rebel prisoners said they thought the 81st was a regiment of sharpshooters, I fired up twenty cartridges in the battle but how many Rebels I killed I could not say, plus much much more. Previously sold by for $740. Sizer would die of disease by year end.
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