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CIVIL WAR LETTER FROM CONFEDERATE PRISONER OF WAR, WITH ORIGINAL POSTAL COVER, 1865 JOHNSON ISLAND OHIO CAMP OFFICERS
1865 - Philately; Postal Cover; Civil War Cover; CIVIL WAR LETTER FROM CONFEDERATE PRISONER OF WAR, WITH ORIGINAL POSTAL COVER, 1865 JOHNSON ISLAND OHIO CAMP OFFICERS. A spectacular example of Civil war letter from confederate prisoner of war with original postal cover, 1865 Johnson Island Ohio camp officers. A spectacular cover with two circular postmarks, one of Sandusky Ohio, a clear 'Due 2' inked stamp and a well struck PRISONER'S LETTER, JOHNSONS ISLAND inked stamp. Addressed to Richmond Va March 14th 1865. Ink with normal fading but still clear. "US Prison Depot Johnson Island, OhioMarch 14th 1865Col. J. W. M. Wilten, Dr. Sir, Yours of February 14th came to hand today, was truly glad to hear from you and my relations. I am in fine spirits at this time, looking forward to the time when I will be called upon for exchange if everything goes on well, my "turn" will come, in about six weeks. Cousin Edel will leave in the next squad, he is very much excited over the idea of getting back, and I think he has improved in looks considerably since he has been xxx for that purpose. I have not heard from Lt. Thompson for some time, perhaps he's gone on exchange. In regard to the tobacco, I am very glad you did not send it at this particular time, though if I am so unfortunate as to remain here during the summer it will be very acceptable and hope you will make the necessary arrangements with Perncell to ship me a small box when I write again, if it is your intention to send Ben tobacco, do not send together, direct separately, otherwise we could not divide with each other. I often hear from Joe and Frank. They are well, all of the Lazerwell boys here are well. The health of this place is very good. I will be pleased to hear from you again. Give my love to all my friends and relations. Yours Respectfully, James PeeryPSI enclose you a stamp, perhaps you can't get them. "This letter has been carefully framed and stored with the original envelope, with stamp and postal markings. Johnson's Island is a 300-acre (121.4 ha) island in Sandusky Bay, located on the coast of Lake Erie, 3 miles (5 km) from the city of Sandusky, Ohio. It was the site of a prisoner-of-war camp for Confederate officers captured during the American Civil War. Johnson's Island was the only Union prison exclusively for Southern officers but it also held regular soldiers. During its three years of operation, more than 15,000 men were incarcerated there. (history courtesy of Wikipedia) Not examined out of frame. ; 0 [Attributes: Soft Cover]
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