3 pages, 8vo, ON LETTERHEAD WITH A COLOR PRINT OF A U.S. NAVAL EXPEDITION, "...We started yesterday Morning for this place we got hear About four o'clock in the afternoon. and they took our company and put us out on picket. I did not like that very well & I tell you for I was kind of tired. But we are as nigh to Washington as we was before. Where we are encamped now the Rebels were about two weeks ago. We are in front of a post, Fort Washington I believe". (2) " /> [SOLDIERS' LETTERS, UNION]. BUCKLAND, RALPH POMEROY, <I>Colonel</I>. Autograph letter signed to Brigadier General John E. Smith, Camp of the Eighth Division, 16th Army Corps, near Helena, Ark[ansas], 23 March 1863, <I>1 page, integral blanks, 4to</I>, an invitation to a dinner in honor of Smith, "the field officers and commandant of Batteries of this Division desirous of testifying their confidence in you as their Division Commander and of making known in some way their appreciation of your uniform kindness towards them...instruct us to tender a public dinner...on board the steamer Forest Queen...." -- VARNAN, CHARLES. Autograph letter signed to his mother, Munson Hills, Virginia, 12 October 1862, <I>3 pages, 8vo, </I>ON LETTERHEAD WITH A COLOR PRINT OF A U.S. NAVAL EXPEDITION, "...We started yesterday Morning for this place we got hear About four o'clock in the afternoon. and they took our company and put us out on picket. I did not like that very well & I tell you for I was kind of tired. But we are as nigh to Washington as we was before. Where we are encamped now the Rebels were about two weeks ago. We are in front of a post, Fort Washington I believe". (2) | Christie's