1862 SUPER, ORIGINAL CIVIL WAR MANUSCRIPT LETTER BETWEEN BROTHERS FIGHTING FOR THE UNION ONE AS COMMANDER OF THE MISSISSIPPI MARINE BRIGADE

By: EDWARD C. ELLET

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On offer is a superb, original manuscript relic of the Civil War being a five [5] page [though four physical pages] by Edward C. Ellet, the brother of Brigadier General Alfred W. Ellet, to the General (then Col); Commander of the Union forces Mississippi Marine Brigade. This intimate letter between brothers is quite revelatory. Here are some snippets: "Bunker Hill, Ill August 7th, 1862 My Dear Brother, I must write you a short letter this morning as I have two of these things I want to say of importance. Last evening we were gratified by the reception of your letter of the 18th to Sarah from Helena. I am too glad to learn you are released from that prestigious ------ Vicksburg if only for a short time. I hope when it becomes necessary for you to return then the weather will be cooler and to climate more healthful. You have had it very hard this summer but I hope the worst is over for the season. I wish to say to you that I highly approve of your suggesting of making application to have cousin Charley ------ made second in command of the fleet if he will only consent it would be a suitable arrangement every way. His fitness in all respects will make him fill the bill exactly. Brave, adventurous, intelligent and well educated. He is just the one you want besides. The mutual respect, affection and confidence that has always existed between you would make it in every particular the very thing. Had you such better time up to attempting journey to see him and have the thing talked new before you are again widely -------? Aside from Charley, I can think of no one now, upon whom you could safely -------. If you see him or write, be sure to give my love and tell him I have watched his gallant course through the paper with much delight and admiration and would be more pleased than I can venture to express if I could learn that he were willing to join you on the fleet. Several here are asking me daily about their chance for joining you. James Clark is one that will do to tie to. He is going into the service he says, and wants to because a man that "will stand" and he knows you will, for you were the only one shed blood. Barely by him during his trouble with Tom Richand. I think his bravery and intelligence would render him of value to you. He does not aspire to any high office. He has written to you, I gave him your address. The full account of your attack on the (CSS) Arkansas with severe editorial remarks about (Admiral Charles Davis) Davis and the cowardly decision has been published in the Cincinnati Gazette and copies in the St. Lewis Democrat, has everybody now about here is familiar with the story. This morning Democrat contains an extract from the New York Tribune bringing a laugh on Gran--, Robert--, and praising Lieutenant -------- be showing that the reporter for the Tribune has likewise get his story in print. I shall get the paper most likely on Saturday the 9th. The Gazette gives you such praise. You may rely upon it. There is ------- sympathy entertained for you by all those who are familiar with this base transaction. I think (Admiral) Davis will discontinue his ------- after reading of these newspaper accounts and realizing the damning fact of his complete exposure. His object has been doubtful to prevent all this by his obsequious mention. By now I want to know if you have represented their whole business in its true light to Mr. Secretary Stanton (USA Sec of War). I hope to hear that you have. It is not right that you should be permitted longer to suffer by the hands of such cowardly rascals! Davis (Admiral) should be court martialed and -------- and you should have command of the squadron now under you and the ----- boats to board. You -----deserve it and if your life is preserved my dear brother, ------- justice can no longer be withheld from the bravest of the brave. You don't know how delighted I am dear Alfred to find you as entirely ------- to have your ----and take the lead in your present prominent position. You have bravely earned the fullest respect and admiration of every ----- heart in the land. Ma continues ---- and seems very well content and happy with me. Lydia left for New York day before yesterday with little Lilly. They should get there by noon today. Lydia is very ---- now and much needs this release from the cares and toils of housekeeping. She will be absent over ---- month if all goes well. She was very sad as parting with us all as she fully understands her crucial condition. She ---- me to send her very warmest letter to you and our --- Eddie----. I ---- to you again, Ellie is quite sick at present. Had an attack---- is sick and high fever. No cough or -----. The pain at day has subsided and she is better although the fever continues back ---- -----. ------ to Eddie your letter of May 8th. Cousin Mary is spending the day at the ---- ---- took Abbie with her. ------ Your brother, Ed C. Ellet." Overall VG.

Title: 1862 SUPER, ORIGINAL CIVIL WAR MANUSCRIPT LETTER BETWEEN BROTHERS FIGHTING FOR THE UNION ONE AS COMMANDER OF THE MISSISSIPPI MARINE BRIGADE

Author Name: EDWARD C. ELLET

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Categories: 19th Century Manuscript, Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 19th Century Diary,

Publisher: BUNKER HILL, ILLINOIS, 1862

Book Condition: Good+

Type: Manuscript

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 0002599

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