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This item contains on one leaf: a letter from W.E. Johnson to H.W. Conner & Co., September 28, 1864 and the reply, from H.W. Conner (Co.) to W.E. Johnson, November 2, 1864.

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Prisoners Camp Morris Island Sept 28th 1864

Mess H W Conner + Co

Charleston SC

Gentlemen

Yours of 17 inst enclosing fifty dollars ($50.00) in U. S. Currency was received today. I will be oblidged to you to procure fifty or one hundred dollars more if possible + send it to me. I send by Lt Masten a very small package containing a which I prise very highly + will be oblidged to you to send to my Father by express or the first sure conveyance[.]

I am much oblidged to you for your offer to serve me whilst here + will call upon you if my necessities require it Yours Very Respt

W E Johnson Jr

Lt. 7th S.C. Cavry

[in another hand:] Charleston Nov 2d 1864

Dear Sir

The above letter only reached us yesterday. We could not procure the funds to send your [ ?] by this Flag of Truce. Will send them by next

Yours respty

HW Conner Co

Creation Date

9-28-1864

City

Morris Island (Charleston, Folly Beach)

County

Charleston County

State/Province

South Carolina

Country

United States

Creator Life Dates

1827-1897

Keywords

W.E. Johnson, letter, soldier, Civil War, prisoner, prisoner-of-war

Date Digital

2013

Document Type

Manuscript

Disciplines

American Studies | Military History | Other Rhetoric and Composition | Political History | Social History | United States History

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