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SPARTA / Ga. // SEP / 12 cds in red with neat matching PAID 10, CC type D (CCV $300) on neat pink lined cover to Capt. W. M. Arnold, Comp A. 6th Geo Regt, Yorktown, Virginia; slightly reduced at left. $350.
William McIntosh Arnold was from Hancock County, Georgia and enlisted on April 22, 1861 as a Captain into Co. A, GA 6th Infantry (Sydney Brown Infantry). He was wounded in three battles – Malvern Hill, Sharpsburg and Chancellorsville before ultimately losing his life at Petersburg July 7, 1864. He was promoted to Major and Lt. Col. and commanded the unit as field officer.