Lot 128
Two Union Soldier's Letters From New Bern, NC
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Written by Private Frank Rollins, Co. "I," 43rd Massachusetts Infantry, to his mother in Cambridge, the first from New Bern, April 13,1863, 4 pp., octavo, reading in small part, "...the rebs came up to within a short distance of Washington (NC) and built some sand batteries commanding the Pamlico Sound...we went over to the burying ground fixed up for the Mass soldiers and I tell you it looks nice..."; the second was written at "Coal Creek Station," April 29, 1863, 3 pp., octavo, camp news and troop movements on the western outskirts of New Bern are conveyed, included is a "...flower which if you keep I will tell you about it when I get home..." The flower appears to be a dried dogwood blossom. Matted behind fabric in conforming contemporary wooden frames, photocopies of the originals' hidden sides are also presented so as to render the entire letters visible in the framed display.

DOA 31.75 x 15.25 in.

Objects from the Bob Timberlake Collection, Lexington, NC

Selected objects from The Bob Timberlake Collection Bob Timberlake, an internationally acclaimed realist painter, furniture maker, author, and philanthropist lives in Lexington, North Carolina. Primarily known for his watercolor paintings, his depiction of life in his Native North Carolina has endeared his work to an international audience.

Light aging, the stamp removed from the cover. Overall very good condition.

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