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CSA BUSHWHACKER IS SHOT THROUGH THE HEAD Fine content A.L.S., 4pp. 8vo., Pilot Knob, Feb. 25, 1863 in which Corp. E. H. Goodisson of Co. H, 22nd Iowa Regt. graphically describes a bushwhacker getting a bit of his own medicine. In part: "...I have heard from and felt a great deal but the worst sight I ever saw as a bushwhacker that was shot through the head this fellow shot at a Cavalry Capt. also at a cavalry man that was carrying dispatches and never hurted either of them. The Captain then put five of his men to watch and see if he did not go into the house. They did so and along in the night he slipped in. they watched him till morning then they seen him out of the house till he got about one mile when they put two balls through his head and let him lay along side of the road. When we came up there he was lying his wife and children crying over him. Such a sight I never want to see again his brains were all knocked out and that with his family presented an awful picture. However I don't care to ever see such another...". One corner chip, else very good. Goodisson would be captured at Winchester on Sep. 19, 1864, sent to Sailsbury Prison, and die in confinement on Dec. 29 the same year.
Estimate $ 400-500

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