General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain Letter Signed

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This is a wonderful ALS signed “J. L. C.,” one page both sides, 5 x 7.75, no date, but postmarked May 3, 1891. Letter to his wife written from New York. In part: “Do not think I am ‘keeping tally’ with you in letters. I know you cannot well write and as for me I am so absorbed in my work of writing I am a hermit & a churl! Bet you will be glad when I can read these pages to you, & when you can read them for yourself, for they will need study, I am afraid I have blocked out writing enough to keep me at work for the rest of my days—& nights…If you were here I shd take walks in the Park, & by the River side, so near. I am full of invitations. They have asked me to give the memorial address in this city the 30th of this month. I wanted to do it; but my strength’s not quite up to addressing an audience of 3000 people. Besides, I am engaged to go to Rockford Illinois that day…I am getting better. I will invite you here when I get an easy hour. This is only a little love-letter.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a color photocopy of the original mailing envelope. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and comes with a COA. This would look great with a double sided frame and picture and would be a welcome addition to your Civil War Collection!

Maine-born Union major general (1828–1914) who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his defense of Little Round Top at Gettysburg. He later served as Governor of Maine and president of Bowdoin College.

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