Danville Prison, Va.
Inner cover from Captain Doctor Tarbell to his fiancee in Peruville N.Y., original letter datelined "C.S. Military Prison Danville Va., Jan. 10, 1865",
as with others in this correspondence contents refer to prospects for exchange, manuscript "Per Flag of Truce via. James River",
censored on back "Exd. R. C. Smith, Lt. Col. Commdg. C.S.A. Prison Danville Va.",
entered U.S. mails with 3c Rose (65),
tied by cork cancel id with "Old Point Comfort Va. Jan. 17" double-circle datestamp, Very Fine letter and cover censored by the prison commander, Doctor (his first name) Tarbell was captured by Confederate cavalry on September 21, 1864 near Winchester Va., he was taken to Libby Prison, then transferred to Salisbury, North Carolina, then to Danville Prison and then back to Libby again on Feb. 18, 1865 before being paroled a few days later, the major portion of the Tarbell correspondence is at the University of Michigan Library
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