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D11053 9th Mass. Artillery Letter re: Sutlers  2 pages, 8 vo,
Dated Aug. 15th 1863, written from "Warranton Junction"
Virginia by Private David Brett.
Brett mentions the fact that the "boys are spending their money
as fast as they can as there are plenty of Sutlers here but they ask
a great price for every thing Cheese 40 Cts and every thing in
porportion..."
Brett goes on to mention several more camp and personal items.
Comes with original cover, addressed in period ink, the letter
itself is written in pencil and both are in fine condition.   $125


David Brett

Residence North Bridgewater MA; a 43 year-old Farmer.

Enlisted on 7/23/1862 as a Private.

On 8/10/1862 he mustered into MA 9th Light Artillery
He was Mustered Out on 6/6/1865 at Galloup's Island, Boston,
MA

This was a nice Gettysburg Unit

Accompanying the army in its northward march, on July 2,
1863, it reached Gettysburg, and about 4 P.M. was placed in
position near the Wheatfield road about 300 yards south of the
Trostle farm buildings.  Here it assisted in staying the tide
of Longstreet's attack, firing by prolonge as it was forced to
retire across the field, and finally in a last stand in the
Trostle farm yard lost over 50 horses and was forced to
temporarily abandon four of its guns.  These, however, were
brought off the field by the infantry after nightfall.  The
loss in personnel was 11 officers and men killed and mortally   
wounded, and sixteen surviving wounded, among the latter being
Captain Bigelow.

On the following day the remnant of the battery under
Lieutenant Milton, consisting of two guns, was engaged at
Zeigler's Grove on Cemetery Hill losing five more horses.