A despondent Phisterer, whose best laid plans had all gone wrong, wrote to his good friend, Townsend, from Bartow, Florida, in June of 1879. I have almost no friend but you, so you must not be disgusted if I trouble you so much.When I left for this country I expected that my wife could stay with her father until I could get a comfortable home for her here. Today I received a letter from her, informing me that her father has rented out his house & place, and gone to boarding, and that she will have to do the same.
I shall have to go north, and get something to do, no matter what it may be. Can you assist me to anything, no matter what... I don't care what it is, so it is something to do, until something better will turn up. In response, Townsend notes here that he Sent June 30th/79 to Col.Phisterer a BK Draft on NY for 400. The information was credited with saving a battalion of regular troops from capture or annihilation. Later in life, Phisterer compiled the 6 volume New York in the War of the Rebellion. Phisterer served as Townsend's Adjutant of the 2nd Battalion in Stones River/Murfreesboro. Written on both sides of a single sheet of ruled writing paper. The paper measures approximately 9.75" x 7.75". Condition : Fold lines, small amounts of paper loss where it seems to have been nibbled on over the years, some staining/toning, particularly along the top and bottom margins. Both signatures are clear, clean, and intact, and only a couple of words of text are missing or illegible.
In good condition overall, and an intimate portrait of a particularly vulnerable moment in life and the generous response of a friend. A note about packing: Check our feedback. We take pride in our excellent packing.We double-box all fragile items to insure their safe journey through the postal system. We do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as "gifts" - US and International government regulations prohibit such behavior. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Autographs\Military". The seller is "dholz" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.