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37th & 48th Virginia Infantry - Elmira POW

Item CON-5302
August 30, 1864 David Kingsolver
Price: $325.00


1 page original Civil War Confederate POW letter, written in period ink and war dated.

Elmira, New York

August 30th 1864

Mr. T. H. Ferguson

Dear Sir,

I thought the solicitations of friends been encouraged to write you a few lines and I truly hope you will not treat my note with silent contempt. Because, I am a prisoner of war and in needy circumstances and I ask you to send me some chewing tobacco and a few postage stamps. I have no money and can’t possibly gent any. I shall remember you thereafter and amply repay you if opportunity ever affords. You can direct to me, Ward 38, Barracks Number 3, Elmira, NY. A few books will be very acceptable for I get so lonesome living a prison life. I always have the blues. Hoping to hear from you soon.

I am Very Respectfully,

Your Obedient Servant,

David Kingsolver