The June 16 1864 Assault on the Confederate Dimmock Line led by General Winfield Scott Hancock was the first of US Grant's 1864 attempts to take the City of Petersburg and her vital railroads. The assault on the 50 plus Confederate batteries failed with heavy losses and ensured the War would last until 1865. The 142nd New York St Lawrence County Volunteers was a hard fighting regiment and was in the thick of it June 16, 1864 at the Nathaniel Friend Farm, White Hill on the north end of the Dimmock Line. The Friend Farm was an historic Colonial Plantation(Friend was an antebellum Mayor of Petersburg and by 1865 the farm was a Union Army HQ). An original Civil War US Army General Hospital Death Notice from the Surgeon in Charge at Fort Monroe, Virginia to the Commander of Company K, 142nd New York, informing him of the Death of Corporal Joseph Colson who died August 11, of G.The 1p 8 x 11 ptd form has a stamped signature by Surgeon McClelland. The reverse lists the meager personal effects of Corporal Colson incl a gold pen, silver pencil and a pocket ink stand. 1p 8 x 11 ptd/ink. Age stains, edge wear, reverse with old tape repairs, Overall VG. General Orders and other imprints.
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PLEASE READ DETAILS OF THE ITEM DESCRIPTION. I TRY TO DESCRIBE ALL ITEMS ACCURATELY. The item "CIVIL WAR MEDICINE GUNSHOT WOUND DEATH PETERSBURG ASSAULT 142 NY 1864" is in sale since Sunday, August 25, 2019.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Documents". The seller is "99counties" and is located in Winterville, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States.