GETTYSBURG CAMP LETTERMEN DEATH RECEIPT FOR PERSONAL EFFECTS OF PRIVATE L.F. NETTLES, CO. “E”, 8TH SOUTH CAROLINA VOLUNTEERS, DIED AUGUST 19, 1863

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Item Code: 2020-895

One page in ink, 4” x 8, w/ reverse endorsement. Exhibits fold-marks.

Text: “Head Qrs Genl Hosp of Div. / Near Gettysburg PA / Aug. 19, 1863. / Rec d. of L.M. Lawrence Hosp. Stew. $9 70/100 which is the effects of L.F. Nettles, Co. E 8th S.C. who died in the Hosp. this date / (signed) W. E. Cook / Co. A 5th Alabama”.

Reverse inscription: “Receipt for the effects of Private L.F. Nettles late of Co. E. 8th S.C.V. who died at Camp Letterman USA Genl. Hosp. Aug. 19th 1863”.

L.F. Nettles enlisted in Co. “E”, 8th S.C. Volunteers, 7 June 1861. He was wounded at Fredericksburg, and on 30 July 1863 had reduced to ranks, from 5th Sergeant to Private. Attached to Kershaw’s South Carolina Brigade, the 8th Regiment was engaged in near the Gettysburg Peach Orchard, 2 July 1863, where Nettles was “wounded in the thigh by a shell” (National Archives).  Nettles company, Company E, was raised in the Chesterfield District.

W.E. Cook was a 5th Alabama soldier who enlisted at Clayton, AL, 5/20/1862, and who was wounded at Chancellorsville.  Wounded in action at Gettysburg, was a 5th Alabama Gettysburg prisoner who was detailed as a hospital nurse at Camp Letterman, 7/5/1863, then sent to Baltimore, 8/10/1863, where he was paroled 15 days later. Re-entering Confederate service he was Captured at Spotsylvania Court House, 5/12/ 1864. Reported as absent on Sept.-Oct muster roll.

An exceptionally fine and unusual Gettysburg “death” document. Superb South Carolina (& 5th Alabama) ANV collectible. In protective sleeve. Invites further research.    [jp]

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