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48th Alabama Infantry - Fort Delaware POW - Captured at the Wilderness - NEW

Item CON-9684
December 9, 1864 William F. Robbins
Price: $325.00

Description

Original Civil War Confederate Prisoner of War letter, written in period ink from Fort Delaware.


Officers’ Barracks
Fort Delaware
December 9th 1864

My Dear Madame,

I regret very much the necessity which has forced me to play the beggar. But I have been a prisoner a great while and have never received but very little assistance since my imprisonment. As Christmas is approaching, we are very desirous of obtaining a few articles which may serve to remind us of happier days. I have heard you very highly spoken of by friends and concluded to ask you for a small remittance. If you can send me a small amount. I assure you the favor will be duly appreciated and will not be forgotten when more fortunately situated. I would not make this appeal were I not in very needy circumstances.

Truly your Friend,
W. F. Robbins

Address
Capt. W. F. Robbins
Prisoner of War
Fort Delaware

Residence
Cedar Bluff
Alabama