An original complete Civil War letter from Mary E Hoffer at Mount Joy Lancaster County Oct 27, 1862 describing her visit to uncle at Hagerstown, & the Antietam battlefield- describes the dead, the stench burials & ambulances, rebel breastworks & POWs, battlefield debris- shells, army crackers, muskets. I just missed visit by The President that day, saw 10,000 soldiers waiting his arrival, etc. 4pp ink, light but legible, neat hand.
Age stains & minor wear. Mary Hoffer, daughter of Mount Joy Newsman Jacob Hoffer was just 16.
The cover is addressed to her friend Lou E Wortz at Hanover, York Co Pa. Cover w stamp & Mt Joy postmark (The cover in Mary's hand came w letter but has a July postmark).
Comes w partial transcription & bio info. General Orders and other imprints. All items are unconditionally guaranteed to be authentic and in the condition as described. PLEASE READ DETAILS OF THE ITEM DESCRIPTION.I TRY TO DESCRIBE ALL ITEMS ACCURATELY. The item "CIVIL WAR ANTIETAM BATTLEFIELD LETTER DEAD AND DYING SOLDIERS" is in sale since Sunday, April 29, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Correspondence, Mail". The seller is "99counties" and is located in Winterville, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, Mexico.