Tennessee State Penitentiary, Nashville.
U.S. 3c Rose (65) tied by target, "Nashville Ten. Jul. 12, 1863" double-circle datestamp on cover to Shelbyville Tenn., endorsed at left "Prisoner's Letter, Approved Joel A. Fife Lt. Comm. Military Prison, Nashville Tenn, Per Graham O.S."
, with original enclosures comprising two letters dated July 4, 5 and 10, 1863, from a Walter Ryall to his father, in the earliest he states "I arrived here yesterday evening",
in the latest he states "I am still here. We leave I understand on next Tuesday",
remarks "Penitentiary life is rather confining"
, and asks "Do the negros still stay contentedly on the farm?",
slightly reduced at right, stamp and cover with minor faults flaws, otherwise Fine, this is the only recorded cover from this Nashville prison
according to Harrison (illustrated in his book on p. 208)
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