Buffalo Contingent

Autograph letter signed “John E. Marshall”.

Washington: Office of Chief of Artillery, Army of the Potomac, 30 January 1862.

Price: $75.00

About the item

3 pages. 1 vols. 4to. Buffalo Contingent. To Mrs. [L. A.] Russell of Buffalo, New York. Folded, some soiling and short tears along creases, else a very good copy.

Item #27384

Marshall writing to Mrs. Russell concerning the imminent arrival of her sister Delia and her parents in Washington where they will swell the ranks of the Buffalo delegation already there. He mentions the Spauldings, Pratts, Kinneys and Kings and writes that “Chapin, Ad Root & Cleve Houghton were all over from Camp and we had a very pleasant Hop which broke up at 3 this morning.”¶ He mentions that he hopes that she and her husband will come to Washington “before the Grand Army leaves this immediate vicinity for the goal toward which we have been looking so long & so impatiently.” He notes that the weather is “awful” and the reports of sickness are “very much exaggerated”.