||CSA #7 Horz Pair
(cover opened at the right and reduced about 1/2 inch into the margin
of the right stamp) Pen-Canceled and the matching manuscript to the
left "B(eaver) Dam Depot Nov 27th/62."
Dam Depot was a station on the Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac
Railroad in Hanover County, Va. Orange paper cover addressed to Mrs.
Sallie F. Broun, Ivy Depot, Albemarles Co., Va. The original letter
remains with the cover from Lt Col William LeRoy Broun (1827-1902). Col
Broun was a CS Ordnance Officer commanding the Richmond Arsenal at
this time. The letter was written in "Camp near Fredericksburg November 23, 1862." Col Broun describes
how he was there at Gen Pendleton's invitation to inspect the artillery
ordnance. He describes having dinner with Gen Lee at his headquarters,
and he describes what is happening in the Fredericksburg area prior to
the battle (12/13/1862) although he does not feel that a battle is
imminent. Short biography of Col Broun included as well as a typed
transcript of the letter. Clean cover and an excellent letter.||$450.00|