Up for sale is an original Civil War envelope addressed by General William Tecumseh Sherman to his Brother in law Philemon Ewing, the brother of Sherman's wife Ellen. Inside the envelope was which is believed to be a tin type image of Willie Sherman, eldest son to the General who would sadly die after visiting him at the Vicksburg campaign of typhoid fever.
The tin type image shows the image of Willie posing with the photographer in the field. Along with the grouping was a period pair of child's boots, and a nicely hand carved wooden sword, which was said to be presented to Willie when a Michigan Unit made him their Honorary Sergeant.
I still have all items from the collection but have decided to start parting the items out. The envelope is in overall good condition with minor staining, and minimal edge wear. April 3, just prior to the start of Vicksburg. Ewing Lancaster, Ohio in period ink, with a 3 cent canceled stamp.Heading > Head Quarters Military Division of the Mississippi, Official Business. The item "ORIGINAL CIVIL WAR ENVELOPE GENERAL SHERMAN WRITING TO PHILEMON EWING APRIL 1863" is in sale since Tuesday, August 10, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Correspondence, Mail"." and is located in Carroll, Ohio. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.