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Fort Pulaski Sunday evening Nov 27th 1864

My dear Wife

I have not received a letter from you in nearly a month but have no doubt you have written me often. I hope the next time the mail is delivered to us I will get several letters from you. I received three from Father, the latest Nov 11th. I am very well + am more comfortably situated than I have ever been in prison before, + like this prison much better than any other I have ever been in. The rations are good + with the box you sent me I am living as well as I desire, + find the nice clothes you sent most comfortable. I hope Capt E J Hall has called to see you before this + given you a particular account of how I get along. I need still an overcoat[,] blanket + bed sack. Lt Dunlap was sent to Hilton Head with other officers from here + I am afraid I will lose any things you may have sent me in his box. Though he gave me an order to open it + forward to him. We are still encouraged with rumors of exchange but wether there is any reliance to be put in or not I not able to say. I scarcly see a paper + have no accurate information about any thing. The old papers that were wrapped around articles in the box were a great treat to me. I have written you often that I had received information that Tidwell was doing well in Texas (Moresville Bowie Co) + asking you to write him by Hall, we had [.] My letters are very uninteresting to you I know, but you must be content with the knowledge that I am well. There are many subjects that I could desire to write you upon but do not do not do so because of the chanel through which the letter will have to pass. Perhaps God in his mercy will allow us soon to meet soon. It will be a happy meeting to me[.] God bless you + my dear little boys

You[r] devoted Husband

W.E. Johnson Lt 7th SC Cavy

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Fort Pulaski (Cockspur Island, near Savannah)


Chatham County




United States

Creator Life Dates



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

Date Digital


Document Type



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

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Letter: W.E. Johnson to Anne Johnson, November 27, 1864