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Letter from MF Price, surgeon of the 43rd Regiment, Company B, First Pennsylvania Artillery to "Kerns" dated May 13, 1863, at "Camp Near Fitzhugh House."

8.5 x 7, lined paper. Creasing, light soiling, neatly trimmed. Dr. Price writes to his friend Kerns, in part: "We have had a hard time, have been across the Rappahanock again. . . We the arty. Lay about one and a half miles south of White Oak Church. . . our little Battalion is about to be cut up. . . Our Batteries did not suffer much in the late battles. Batty G was the only one that had any wounded. . . Oh how hot the weather is and has been for several days. It will be awful hard marching if we have to move now. . . I dread to try the heights of Fredericksburg again. The Rebs are there in strong force. I guess Stonewall Jackson is dead so we have one great man less to continue against but a great Gen. is lost to the world. What a pity that such a great man should engage and die in so bad a cause. . . " He goes on to say that he wishes he "could do something for you, to better your position in the Army," letter was sent to Kerns in "Care of Capt. Cooper Batty B." Battery B, also known as Cooper’s Battery (after Capt. James H. Cooper) participated in many battles, in 1862: Bull Run, Fredericksburg and in 1863: Fitzhugh’s Crossing (April 29-30), Chancellorsville (May 2-5), Gettysburg (June 11-July 24). Dr. Price joined the First Pennsylvania Artillery on August 2, 1862, and resigned on Sept. 18, 1863.

Book Id: 99-2665

Price: $195.00

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