Andersonville Ga. (Camp Sumter).
Folded prisoner-of-war letter from Herbert O. Smith to his father (Westborough Mass.), datelined July 18, 1864 from Andersonville Prison Camp Ga.,
contents relate to his weak condition, his possession of only a single shirt and his wonder that the "federals do not get their men away from here",
Very Fine, accompanied by biographical information, Herbert would die at Andersonville one month after writing this letter -- allegedly at the hands of the notorious Union "Raiders", which were a group of soldiers who preyed on their fellow prisoners, stealing from, beating and sometimes killing them, however the "Raiders" were broken up and their leaders hanged on July 10th, one week prior to this letter
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