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64th Virginia Mounted Infantry

Item CON-5301
January 4, 1864 Elbert S. Woodward
Price: $375.00


2 pages original Civil War Confederate POW letter, written in period ink and war dated.

Louisville, KY
January the 4th 1864

Forward to V. A. Woodward
Lee City, Virginia

To Mary and V. A. Woodward

My ever dear Parents,

I am pleased that I am still blessed with health and strength and the privilege of writing to you. In traveling to this city, I have seen a great portion of fine country. I am pleased with its appearance and more highly pleased with the generosity of the citizens of Lexington and Louisville for the many favors that they confer on the poor prisoners that was with me. There was one hundred and five of us. The most of them were in a manner destitute of clothing of all kinds. But they are now supplied with shoes, clothing and blankets with comfortable quarters and plenty to eat. There is several with me that is from lee County. They are all well. You can tell Reverend Steel that his son is well. I cannot tell you, my dear parents, how long I will remain at this place. But do not expect that it will be long. When I am permanently stationed, I will write if I have a chance and let you know where to direct to.

I am in hopes my parents that God will still be merciful unto us and spare our lives. And permit us to see each other again. Take all the care you possibly can of yourselves and may I again see you and be with you is the prayer of your son.

Yours until death,

Elbert S. Woodward

To V. A. and Mary Woodward

I have not forgotten you Sister Mollie. But will ever remember you with great love. Sister, I will trust in him who rules all things and that he will restore me back to my comfortable home, parents and sister. Give my love to all inquiring friends.

Your Brother,

E. S. Woodward