LETTER SET ABOUT & FROM UNION P.O.W. – 14th NEW YORK HEAVY ARTILLERY

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This is a framed set of soldier’s letters regarding a captured New York soldier.

The first letter is from a comrade writing to the family and relating Orlando R. Chamberlin’s capture “in front of Petersburg”. Chamberlin was a member of Company K, 14th New York Heavy Artillery and was captured on July 30, 1864 during the attack on “The Crater”. This first letter is in ink on lined paper with accompanying envelope.

The second letter, written in pencil, is from Orlando while he was a prisoner at “Danville Prison No. 3”. The contents of this letter reassures the family that he is well. This letter also has its envelope.

Orlando Chamberlin has an interesting military history. He originally enlisted in the 34th N.Y. Infantry and was wounded at Antietam. Discharged for wounds in April 1863. Reenlisted in December 1863 in the 14th N.Y. Heavy Artillery. Pictures of him as an old man and of his grave are available at Findagrave.com.

All pieces are in very good condition. Framed nicely with engraved plaque at bottom.  [jet]

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