EXCERPTS FROM THE GETTYSBURG ENTRIES: The enemy dead are lying near us in considerable numbers. What the losses are in today's fight I cannot imagine.The result is yet unknown. Here is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a soldier's diary that is not only an important piece of American history, but one that excels above the ordinary, and also a fantastic investment. The diary includes detailed first hand accounts of the Battle of Chancellorsville, Battle of Gettysburg, and the Battle of Mine Run. The diary begins at February 12, 1863 and continues to December 1, 1863. There is something written for every day! Besides the great accounts of the mentioned battles there are also plenty of skirmishes, troop movement, camp details, and picket duty. Samuel H Hess was a soldier in Rice's Company, Virginia Light Artillery.
Information on Hess and his regiment can be found on the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database. Diary is leather, tightly bound, and contains nearly 100 pages of writing with 5 of them Gettysburg! Hess was very literate and a great writer with his entries mostly in ink easy to read, and written as a journal. There are about 12 light ink faded pages but the entire diary is readable and transcribed.Member APS 192625, CSA 3458. The item "1863 CONFEDERATE SOLDIER'S DIARY with GETTYSBURG CONTENT! FANTASTIC" is in sale since Monday, October 16, 2017.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Correspondence, Mail". The seller is "whitinstamp2018" and is located in Whitinsville, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, France.