Dec 4 1861 CDS ties three-cent 1861 on Civil War patriotic embossed design of Winfield Scott holding flag with slogan "Brave in the Field, Wise in Council, A True Patriot, Loyal to the Constitution & Union". Covered is addressed to Henry B. Carpenter, Woodhull, Steuben Co, New York. With letter date lined Washington DC 1/61. Tis with pleasure that I sit down this morning to wright a few lines to you.
We got to Washington Monday morning at 6 o'clock & after breakfast went into Camp, staid 3 days & pulled up & moved 3 miles & pitched our tents in sight of the great capital 2 miles of it is truly great. It covers 38 1/2 acres of ground, it's 450 feet from the basement to the top of the doom.
It is built of brick & faced with white marble. I shall fail entirely to describe the building. It is the nicest thing I ever saw in all my life. You might if hear go up into the doome & there see 200 & fifty thousand men in camp.
The tents look like snow banks as far as the eye can see every way. The sound of the drum and the thunder of artillery & the playing of the bands is all that the ear can hear night & day. In fact it is all war here. We have no snow hear yet. Rather cold hear night but pleasant days.
We shall move again Tuesday into Dixey about 10 miles from the camp. We now occupy in the Rebel country in Virginia. You must write to me to tell me all the news you can. Go & visit my family as you can & I will be very much oblige to you the boys from our?I can't think of anything any more important. Direct your letters to Washington in care of Capt Tenbrook, 86 Reg N. The 86th New York became known as the Steuben Rangers. Lieut J (James) Carpenter Jr was in Company H of the 86th New York. New York State Military Museum Rosters of the New York Infantry Regiments during the Civil War.
Enrolled, Septem- ber 10, 1861, at Elmira, to serve three years; mustered in as second lieutenant, Co. H, November 12, 1861; discharged, April 1, 1S62. Commissioned second lieutenant, December 1, 1861, with rank from November 11, 1861, original. Neat, tidy, clean and gorgeous cover.
Only very light corner wear. See images in listing including content. You will receive this exact item. Precise descriptions, timely response to inquiries, and items packaged responsibly and well protected.
Once the item is mailed I have no control over how fast it gets to you. Return privileges are within 14 days of receipt (return costs at buyers expense). Thank you for your business. The item "Washington DC, Winfield Scott Civil War patriotic 1861, contents, 86th NY Reg" is in sale since Sunday, September 30, 2012. This item is in the category "Stamps\United States\Covers\Postal History".
The seller is "postal-americana" and is located in Chicago, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States.