HANDWRITTEN COPY OF NEW YORK TIMES ARTICLE - DEATH OF 1ST LT. HENRY B. HIDDEN, 1ST NEW YORK CAVALRY

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Henry B. Hidden was 24 years old when he enlisted on 8/5/61 at New York City as a 1st Lt. On that date he was commissioned into Co. H, 1st New York Cavalry. He was killed on 3/9/62 at Sangsten's Station.  Written in ink on blue lined sheet. Ink has faded somewhat; fold lines, minor corner creasing, otherwise in fine condition. Text is as follows:

Death of Lieut. Harry B. Hidden, of the Lincoln Cavalry

In anticipation of the advance of our forces upon Centerville and Manasas, Lieut Hidden was ordered upon a re-cognizance. After several days scouting, and with his command reduced to a sergeant and twelve men, on Sunday, the 9th. March, he fell in with the pickets of the enemy, a score in number, and drove them in till finally he was suddenly surrounded by a hundred and fifty of the enemy. The alternative was to cut his wayout, or to surrender at discretion. "Will you follow me?" said the unshrinking officer. "To the death!" was the unanimous reply; and through the rebel ranks they made their way, turning not to right or left, till they emerged from the forest at Sangsten's Station, the enemy either fleeing or laying down their arms before them. After this daring action and while making their way to the camp, with thirteen prisoners, one to each man, one of the skulking assassins who had laid down his arms, seized his musket and shot the retiring officer dead on the spot. The ball entered the back, near the top of the shoulder, and passed out through the neck under the chin, severing numerous blood vessels, whose profuse bleeding soon closed the career of one of the most promising man in the army. Lieut. Hidden was possessed of the most _________ beauty beloved by all who knew him, and by none more than his companions in arms. Gen. Kearny has stated that this charge has not been surpassed in gallantry by any during the war. N.Y. Times

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