Was on picket and were driven in by the Rebs and we were called out to relieve them. The firing kept up during the night on both sides. No one was hurt on my post.
The next day the Rebs came out of the woods and the cavalry charged them and the artillery gave them grape and canister, we were trying to flank them but they got away but our cavalry chased them seven miles and it was a first rate skirmish. Mentions that they are living first rate in chickens and sweet potatoes... Need stamps GREAT LETTER has some good war stories etc.
INFO---On October 15, 1863 an engagement between troops of America's fractured North and South was fought on the plantation's grounds. Union forces occupied the lower floor of the Chretien mansion and set up camp on the lawn.
Still today, a bullet hole remains in one of the front doors info --- 1863 Civil War 133rd NY Southeast Louisiana Nice Great CW Letter INFO Battle of Carrion Crow Bayou 140 years ago Civil War battles were fought on the property. A Union cannonball destroyed the upper most section of the western most column of the house and there is still a bullet hole on one of the front doors.Chretien Points storied past no doubt has been influential in many people having reported seeing ghosts throughout the years. There are also tales of buried treasure on the grounds. If our offer is taken while on line. WE would like a CW collector to get them first. The item "1863 Civil War 133rd NY Southeast Louisiana 26th Mass Letter" is in sale since Thursday, June 28, 2018.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Edged Weapons". The seller is "civilwarbobpat" and is located in Battleboro, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States.