Original Civil War letter written just 9 days after the Battle of Gettysburg concerning a civilian finding and helping his cousin Lieutenant Charles A. Fuller of the 61st New York Volunteers who was wounded on the second day of the battle in the Wheatfield.
Fuller 2nd Lieut 61 N. He was wounded on Thursday July 2nd - in the middle of the day in his left shoulder the ball going through & we hope he may recover from that without losing his arm - the most of the officers were wounded so he would not give up then but attempted to lead another charge with his Regt when he recd another bullet in the left leg & it was amputated above the knee midway between that & the thigh. I think he might get a letter from you if addressed to him at the 2nd Army Corps Hospital near Gettysburgh Pa - and it does the wounded good to receive letters from the friends at home. Snyder of 648 Broadway New York. Lieutenant Fuller went on to write a book about his experiences during the war entitled, Personal Recollections of the War of 1861: A Young Lieutenant of the 61st New York Volunteer Infantry of the Union Army During the American Civil War.
A great article on Lieutenant Fuller and the 61st New York can be found at ourwarmikepride. CONDITION: Very Good++ with cross-folds. SIZE: Measures approximately 7 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches. The item "1863 Gettysburg Civil War Letter Lieutenant Fuller 61st NY Wounded in Wheatfield" is in sale since Sunday, July 21, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Correspondence, Mail".
The seller is "abvintagephotos" and is located in Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.