4 pages, 4to, a letter to his wife from this member of the 141st Pennsylvania Volunteers, "...I took command as Lieut. carried my sword and had my baggage put in the waggon. I thought of the difference it would be to my family if I should get wounded again or killed but then I thought of that God that has protected me thus far...and led my company through that day's conflict...the man that we lost, was a married man...I looked at him, his eyes rolled and stared at me, then began to gloss over, he just groaned once and died I could hear the blood running within...(ah the stearn realities of war)." (2) " /> [SOLDIERS' LETTERS, UNION]. HOGEBOOM, JOSEPH. Autograph letter signed, Baton Rouge [Louisiana], 20 March 1864. <I>2 pages, 8vo, slight browning, with original orange stamped envelope</I>. An informative letter by Hogeboom to his uncle Anson Brown of Austerlitz, Columbia County, New York, "We are under marching orders and expect to leave here tomorrow for some place up Red River to do a little bushwhacking. Reprt says that the Rebs have a couple pretty strong places up there, one of them a second Port Hudson, but I think that we can dislodge them with out much trouble, Grover is up in that direction with 10 or 12 thousand Cavalry and some Infantry, He captured about 1000 prisoners and Fort which was iron clad on the water side. It was about 50 or 60 miles from Alexandria which was also captured on or about the 15th of this month, but time is precious and I have a couple more letters to write...." -- LOBB, WILLIAM. Autograph letter signed, Camp near Petersburg, 14 October 1864, <I>4 pages, 4to</I>, a letter to his wife from this member of the 141st Pennsylvania Volunteers, "...I took command as Lieut. carried my sword and had my baggage put in the waggon. I thought of the difference it would be to my family if I should get wounded again or killed but then I thought of that God that has protected me thus far...and led my company through that day's conflict...the man that we lost, was a married man...I looked at him, his eyes rolled and stared at me, then began to gloss over, he just groaned once and died I could hear the blood running within...(ah the stearn realities of war)." (2) | Christie's