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Archive of ten (10) Civil War and Post Civil War era soldier letters and documents. 1st item: ALS. Two page handwritten bifolium letter from Philip Henry Sheridan (1831-1888), Union General and later General of the U.S. Army, Chicago IL, to Mr. Bernard, circa 1869-71. The letter reads "My dear Mr Bernard The horses are at my stable 708 Michigian Avenue. They can be seen any morning at 10 o'clock and any other time during the day when the stable boy is at the stable. They are promising young mares with a recognized pedigree. Yours Truly, P.H. Sheridan". Pencil inscription identifiying Sheriden, en verso. 6 7/8" H x 5 1/8" W. 2nd item: George Stoneman Jr. (1822-1894), Union Major General and later fifteenth Governor of California from 1883 to 1887, cut signature on lined paper reading "George Stoneman/Maj. Genl/Commd of 23 Corps." Housed and matted together with a later printed reproduction of Stoneman's portrait under plexiglass in a molded giltwood frame. Cut signature sight: 2" H x 4 1/4" W. Framed: 19" H x 14 1/2" W. 3rd item: ALS. Three page handwritten bifolium letter from Private John Borgy, 6th Pennsylvania Reserve Volunteer Corps, from Camp Pierpoint, Fairfax County, Virginia, writing to his friend Mr. George Binkel, dated February 11, 1862. The letter, written on hand colored patriotic C. Magnus, New York stationary, primarily describes his experiences in the camp and references the Battle of Drainsville, fought in Fairfax County, VA, December 20, 1861 about which he states "…we wiped [the Confederate Army] so bad that they run like little white heads they threw away all there[sic] guns and run it was the first Battle that was fought at the potomac river and we won it slick…" 8 1/4" H x 5 1/4" W. 4th-5th items: Two (2) documents pertaining to Lieutenant Colonel William D. Dixon, 6th Pennsylvania Reserve Volunteer Corps, including one (1) ALS, four page handwritten bifolium letter from Dixon, from Camp Pierpoint, Fairfax County, Virginia, writing to his wife Martha Dixon, Franklin County, PA, dated January 13, 1862. The letter refers to the men wounded during the recent Battle of Drainsville and mentions that they have all been vaccinated "…on account of the small pox down the river…" Includes envelope; and one (1) "Quarterly Return of Clothing, Camp, and Garrison Equipage received at Sharpsburg & Berlin Md. & Brooks Station Va" by Dixon as a Captain, dated December 31, 1862. Documents ranging in size from 3 1/4" H x 5 1/2" W to 12 1/2" H x 15 1/2" W. 6th item: ALS. Six page handwritten letter from William H. DeBell, 109th New York Volunteers, Company A, from Camp in the field near Warrenton Junction, VA, writing to his mother, dated May 1, 1864. He mentions that his regiment is in the 3rd Brigade, 9th Corps., under General Ambrose Everett Burnside (1824-1881) and describes his sleeping arrangements in the camp. He also mentions the positions of the Rebel pickets and states that this will be his last letter for two months as General Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) has issued an order prohibiting any communication. 8" H x 5 1/8" W. 7th-8th items: Two (2) ALS. Handwritten letters from D. Warner Button, one (1) from a camp in Virgina, dated January 3, 1862 and one (1) from the camp of the H 5th Regiment, dated May 1st, 1864, both to his parents. 1862 letter, written on patriotic Magee, PA, stationary, refers to his brothers, Charley and Alpherse Button, and his friend William Gridlley who died after receiving injuries while fighting on the frontlines while the 1864 also refers to fellow soldiers who are ill. Both approximately 8" H x 5 1/8" W. 9th item: Discharge document for First Sergeant John Blain, 190 Regiment of Pennsylvania, Company H, originally of Sydney, Australia, who was enrolled "as a veteran" on February 4th, 1864 and was discharged at a "Camp in the Field VA" on June 28, 1865. Signed by Major Wolfe, lower right. 11" H x 8 5/8" W. 10th item: Quartermaster document requesting first class passage for Charles Denton aboard the U.S. Transport Arago to Hilton Head, South Carolina, signed by Captain and Assistant Quartermaster D.H. Dyer, Quartermaster's Office, New York, NY, dated March 6, 1865. 7 3/4" H x 5" W. Provenance: The Estate of Kevin George Carle, Albemarle, NC. Condition: All items in overall good condition with toning, foxing spots, and general handling wear to be expected from age and manner of use. 1st item: Writing and signature in overall good, legible condition. Rubbing, minute hole has obscured date to top of letter. Two holes, largest 1/4", en verso. 2nd item: Writing and signature slightly faint, otherwise in overall good, legible condition. Not examined outside of frame. Frame with few areas of loss, largest 1/4", to gilt. 3rd item: Tears, largest 1", to fold lines. 6th item: 7 3/4" x 1 1/8" modern scotch tape repair to spine of fourth and fifth pages.