L416 81st NY Officer's Letter

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L416 81st NY Officer's Letter

87.50

 Ebenezer VanTuyl enlisted as a Captain in “G” Company of the 1st New York Infantry on 15 December 1861 and almost immediately embarked on a recruiting mission for Col Fred Pierson. This letter was written 7 January 1862 at Addison Station and penned on New York & Erie Railroad letterhead. Van Tuyl writes to Pierson to inform him that 13 of the 17 men he has recruited have been administered the oath and that several more are expected within the next two days. He requests the Colonel’s presence in Addison as soon as the number reaches 25. In addition he is forwarding the descriptive lists for the 13 and asks that uniforms be sent forthwith. VanTuyl was wounded and taken prisoner at Chancellorsville, VA on 2 May 1863. He was mustered out later that month. The letter is extremely legible, a single sheet front and back, and with it I will include VanTuyl’s history and a brief regimental history of the 1st NY.    $87.50
                
    L451    CIVILIAN LETTER A two-page letter (in a quarto) on patriotic stationery featuring a bust sketch and caption "Our Jessie" of Mrs. General John Fremont. The letter was written from Hanover Hospital in New Hampshire to her friend by Sarah McLean who, because of ill health, has left Vermont to stay in the care of Dr. Crosby for at least a fortnight. She writes of a minister Mr Gaily in Vermont and  his work. She inquires about a report that her friend has not lived with her father for some time. The letter was written in 1863, but contains no war reference, just a nice, clean letter in a very readable hand and most collectable because of the Fremont sketch. 

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 Ebenezer VanTuyl enlisted as a Captain in “G” Company of the 1st New York Infantry on 15 December 1861 and almost immediately embarked on a recruiting mission for Col Fred Pierson. This letter was written 7 January 1862 at Addison Station and penned on New York & Erie Railroad letterhead. Van Tuyl writes to Pierson to inform him that 13 of the 17 men he has recruited have been administered the oath and that several more are expected within the next two days. He requests the Colonel’s presence in Addison as soon as the number reaches 25. In addition he is forwarding the descriptive lists for the 13 and asks that uniforms be sent forthwith. VanTuyl was wounded and taken prisoner at Chancellorsville, VA on 2 May 1863. He was mustered out later that month. The letter is extremely legible, a single sheet front and back, and with it I will include VanTuyl’s history and a brief regimental history of the 1st NY.    $87.50
                
    L451    CIVILIAN LETTER A two-page letter (in a quarto) on patriotic stationery featuring a bust sketch and caption "Our Jessie" of Mrs. General John Fremont. The letter was written from Hanover Hospital in New Hampshire to her friend by Sarah McLean who, because of ill health, has left Vermont to stay in the care of Dr. Crosby for at least a fortnight. She writes of a minister Mr Gaily in Vermont and  his work. She inquires about a report that her friend has not lived with her father for some time. The letter was written in 1863, but contains no war reference, just a nice, clean letter in a very readable hand and most collectable because of the Fremont sketch.