Hart's Island was a the site of a Civil War hospital and cemetery and now is the largest cemetery in the US with over a million pauper graves. An original Civil War Soldier Letter from Frank Paige, 42nd US Infantry at Hart's Island, New York, Jan 15, 1867 to a friend- he's re-enlisted and his regiment is bound for Texas or California by way of Indian Territory; he received his letter while in Boston, but was unable to write or get leave to "come up to the Fair and dance with the girls" as as he was " so damned busy". Sgd Frank W Paige, 42nd Regt USA, VRC (Veteran Reserve Corps).2pp ink 8 x 5 edge wear, Overall VG. Paige served with the 5th Massachusetts Cavalry, then the 42nd Regt VRC after being wounded in action 7 times including once by ambush at Johnson's Island, Ohio by a group of the Copperhead Knights of the Golden Circle. Postwar he was a notable US Army War Department clerk, serving under General Phil Sheridan to 1887. This is the only Hart's Island Civil War letter I have seen. Reference Journal GAR Massachusetts Encampment (Vol 35 1901-04, Page 99). General Orders and other imprints.
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