Group of 9,includes 4 to Carrie Fries from Dr. G.F. Shaffner, an army surgeon with excellent contents, battle news from Manassas with description of shell cutting off head of Beauregard's horse, capture of artillery pieces and ammunition; execution of fellow soldiers ("The criminals are said to have showed great marked indifference, and met death calmly and with bravery. Tis a sad picture but has no doubt proven a wholesome lesson to their comrades,"
), description of man treated for epileptic fit ("I bled him almost to fainting, taking a full quart, which relieve him very much,"
); tearing up railroad track ("damage of probably -1/2 million to Lincoln"
); 2 loving letters 1862-63), from Carrie to the doctor, one 1866 letter from her mother, and 1 unrelated letter from soldier in Richmond; several with original envelopes including "Company Shopes N.C." cds and "Paid 10" and No. 6 pair from Winchester Va. with additional "Due 10" in ms., some separations at folds, still Fine, readable and important group
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