State Penitentiary at Nashville.
Cover postmarked Nashville Tenn, July 12, 1863 with 3c Rose (65), ms. "Prisoners Letter approved Joel A. Fife. Lt. Care Military Prison Nashville Tenn.",
with original letter dated July 10, 1863 from a Confederate soldier to his father, awaiting transfer to a prison camp: "Penitentiary life is rather confining, still I am doing pretty well. Is Genl. Granger in Shelbyville? If so please see if you can not do something for me...Do the negroes still stay contentedly on the farm? We see the papers daily. Read all the news. And believe what we please."
etc., accompanied by a second letter written a few days earlier announcing his arrival), Fine, very rare, Antrim listed "no covers known"; this is believed to be the first reported example
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