W. E. Johnson



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Fort Pulaski Ga Nov 23rd 1864

My dear Father

Your most welcome letter of Oct 23rd[,] Nov 2nd + 11th were received on the 21st ^ [and?] of the 23rd Oct about a week since. I received the box sent by Mother + one from Anne + fifty dollars in U S curency sent by Conner + Co. I wrote C + co about one month ago acknowledging the receipt of the fifty + asking them to send fifty or one hundred more, which letter I presume they never received as I had no reply. I suppose from yours and Anns letters that there is fifty dollars here for me now but I have not had any notice of it. The authorities at Ft. D. write me no box ever reached there[.] Fearing my address I wrote J L + Co about it. I received a letter from Col Embree[,] P Bluff[,] Aik[,] stating that Tidwell was in Moresville[,] Bowie Co[,] Texas with most of the hands + teams doing well[.] Write him by Capt Hall. I am quite well + am more comfortably situated + like this prison much better than any I have had the misfortune to be at. The weather the last 36 hours has been intensely cold, ice one inch thick this morning. There was much suffering last night for the want of blankets[.] I was comfortable thanks to Anns fine box of warm clothing. I have good reason to hope I will be sson exchanged + beleive I will, but may be disapointed , if so, I will have to draw largely again upon my stock of patience, but if I am exchanged it seems to me it will be the happiest day of my life, God grant it may soon come. I have been much mortified that I should be kept in the humiliating position of a prisoner while such stirring scenes are being enacted around one[.] I am truly sorry to hear of the illness of Willie + trust that your next letter will inform me that he has recovered. My love to Mother[,] Robt[,] Dannie + Children

Your Affectionate Son

W E Johnson Jr Lt 7th S S C

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Fort Pulaski (Cockspur Island, near Savannah)


Chatham County




United States

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

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Letter: W.E. Johnson to W.E. Johnson, Sr., November 23, 1864