Copy Of Prisioners Letter Andersonville Prison Photo's Included
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Copy Of Prisioners Letter Andersonville Prison Photo's Included:
Camp Sumter was considered The Worst Prison of the Civil War. Incredible content. Partial letter bottom half is missing, but still extremely powerful.
Camp Sumter Anderson vil Georgia July the 15th 1864
My dearest wife, I take this opportunity of writing to let you know where I am my dear I am prisoner here in Georgia I was taken on the 20? Of June I know you are worried about me but there was no way of letting you know I have been traveling I got here day before yesterday and I write these few lines hoping you will get them my Dear I am right well thank God and I hope you and the children are the same God bless you dearest trust in God that we may meet again and that I may soon be released from here there is so many sick and dying all around me but I
That's all there is but very powerful none the less. Included are four photo's taken from the north gate including one of the Cemetery. These are a few of the only known photographs of the prison during its operation taken in August of 1864.
Note: Boston Corbett (Sgt 16th
NY Cavalry), the man who killed John Wilkes Booth, was a
prisoner at Andersonville. Prisoner The United States Christian
Commission (USCC) was an organization that furnished supplies,
medical services, and religious literature to Union troops diaries
and memoirs mention Corbett as being extremely religious and a bit