"Bearing" entire letter ex. the "Ousley" correspondence headed "Camp Burra Mullyan" to Calcutta, showing a blurred strike of the boxed intaglio "AFGHANISTAN/PAID" in red with date" 7 Decr 1841" and rated "14 as" in manuscript. A rare and interesting letter from this campaign. Photo
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Contents of letter: The writer, one Capt. William Derby, makes scathing attacks against several of the military leaders and cites their incompetence for consequent severe losses of men and animals.