106th New York Infantry - Andersonville POW
November 5, 1863
1 page, original Civil War Union letter written in period ink and war dated.
Captured at Culpepper, VA and sent to Barrett's Factory Prison in Richmond, VA. Later sent to Andersonville, GA where he died.
Richmond Barrett’s Factory Prison, VA
November 5th 1863
Dear Companies and Children,
It is with pleasure that I again address you a few lines this morning. Although, I received no answer to my letters. I am thankful to be permitted to let you know that I am still well and hope that this may reach you in the enjoyment of the same blessing. I wrote a fortnight ago tomorrow. I had hope that by this time we should have been paroled and sent in our lines. But here we are without knowing when we shall go but I hope for the best. My watch was stolen from me a week ago last Friday night when I was asleep, out of my pocket. I lost it and could not find out the time.
Give my love to all our friends. My love to you all. So goodbye.