Title: Autograph Letter Signed.
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Supposedly the youngest soldier to enlist in the Civil War; others, such as Johnny Clem (born 1851), the "Union Drummer Boy of Chickamauga," were indeed younger, although Clem did not carry a weapon until later, was not officially mustered in and his wages were paid out of donations by the officers. Morefield's credentials therefore appear sound. ALS, 1p, 8" X 10", Elkhorn, WI, 1892 March 10. Addressed to W.E. Ambler. Near fine. Slight mailing folds. To a journalist or scholar researching Morefield's claim to fame, Morefield transmits a photograph "Coppied from a tin tipe that I had taken soon after I Enlisted" (not present). He agrees to "write up my Army Experience, I dont know jest what you want, do you want to know whare the Regiments went and What we went through I will say this much to you if it hendent of been for the Exposure of Camp life and picket duty and Rheumatism and diseases resulting from Rheumatism that I contracted while In the Army my Experience would been a good one." An intriguing, very scarce item. Bookseller Inventory # 24798
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