8 pp., 8o. "THEN THE NEWS CAME THAT LEE HAD SURRENDERED and then you ought to have heard the cheering and the rebs seemed to be glad too." Accompanied by various family effects including a folio scrapbook containing approx. 100 newspaper clippings; a printed card entitling the bearer to accompany the remains of Lincoln to Washington, DC, a photo of Lincoln, etc. " /> [CIVIL WAR] Siebert, Henry W. Comprehensive archive including wartime correspondence [1862-1865], between Henry W. Siebert, a Sergeant in the 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry and his wife, Kate Siebert. In all, over 140 letters (over 300 pages), most in their original envelopes. Also present are Siebert's 3 hand-written leather-bound diaries for 1863-1865, PROVIDING A DAY-BY-DAY RECORD OF HIS MOVEMENTS AND ACTIVITIES. Siebert wrote at great length about battles, his personal health, the weather, and the land and people of the area where he was stationed. He also wrote extensively about food, officers, and rumors of upcoming battles. "We drove the Rebels about 4 miles and then they got reinforced and drove our Command back to where we started; lost about 40 men." -- 22 September 1863, Camp near the Rapidan River. "We drove in the Rebel pickets until we got within 4 miles of the Town of Culpepper and there they opened on us with their artillery and I tell you the shells came thick and fast...40 or 50 men in one hole and the hogs had got at them and it was the awfullest sight to see." -- ALS 16 April 1865. <I>8 pp., 8<V>o</I>. "THEN THE NEWS CAME THAT LEE HAD SURRENDERED and then you ought to have heard the cheering and the rebs seemed to be glad too." Accompanied by various family effects including a folio scrapbook containing approx. 100 newspaper clippings; a printed card entitling the bearer to accompany the remains of Lincoln to Washington, DC, a photo of Lincoln, etc. | Christie's