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2014-11-20
The Brandon Collection, Part 2: General Issues and Postal History
 
New Orleans, Oct. 26, 1864 (Camp Ford). Dateline on 2-page letter from a Union soldier to his wife, no cover, address or name, fascinating content related to his six months imprisonment at Camp Ford, Tyler Texas, including "I was never treated so rough...I was put in the guardhouse and had irons on my feet and hands and ball and chain. I was confined that way for six weeks and four days, the ball and chain made sores on my ankles until the maggots got into it...I was court-martialed twice. The first time they issued an order to shoot me, the next time to hang me by the thumbs...There are about 27 hundred prisoners at Tyler Texas now, I pity the poor fellows...", a lurid account of the appalling conditions and prisoner treatment at Camp Ford after the influx of prisoners in April 1864, the overcrowding was alleviated by exchanges of prisoners in July and October, which is likely how this soldier ended up in New Orleans

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The Brandon Collection, Part 2: General Issues and Postal History
 
Sale Number 1087, Lot Number 589, Flag-of-Truce Mail: Civilians and Confederate PrisonsState of Maine, Head Quarters, Adjutant General's Office (Camp Ford), State of Maine, Head Quarters, Adjutant General's Office (Camp Ford)State of Maine, Head Quarters, Adjutant General's Office (Camp Ford). Letterhead with the Great Seal of Maine, dated Augusta, Sep. 30th, 1864, addressed to a Mrs. Robinson in response to her inquiry about Union prisoners at Camp Ford, Tyler Texas, states "I can give you no information concerning the prisoners that were taken in Texas...as they have not exchanged yet it will be impossible to tell who have died or who have not," signed by John L. Hodson Adjt. General, Very Fine

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