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32nd Alabama Infantry - Captured at Missionary Ridge

Item CON-9916
July 18, 1864 Thomas O. Lockhart
Price: $300.00


Original Civil War Confederate POW letter. 1 page, written in period ink.

Officers Barracks
Fort Delaware

July the 18th 1864

Mrs. Susan L. Taylor

Dear Friend,

I wrote to you yesterday but as I was not very explicit about the books. I write you again. Will you be so kind as to send me Comstock’s Philosophy, the latest edition; Davis Arithmetic, high school; Webster’s Dictionary; one English Grammar, any kind; one quire of writing paper; one package of envelopes; fifty cents worth of postage stamps; one dozen steel pens; one gray drab hat, size 7¼ . you can pack them with Lieutenant Seabrook’s. As we are together. I am not so well satisfied here. As I was at Point Lookout. The water is very bad and fare is tolerably rough. I am suffering a good deal this morning with rheumatism in both my ankles. I suffered a great deal with it last winter at Johnson’s Island.

Write me soon.

Yours Respectfully,

Lieutenant T. O. Lockhart
Prisoner of War
Division 33
Fort Delaware

Care of Captain G. W. Ahl, A. A. A. G.