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[recto:] Officers Prison Point Look Out Md June 10th 1864
My dear Wife I wrote you the day after I was captured by a [citazen?] informing you that I was a prisoner [.] I hope you received that letter. When our squadron was order to fall back I was in the rear and being very thirsty and tired got into a gully running parallel with our line of retreat thinking I would get some water and come out at the head of the gully + join the rear of the squadron but the vines were so thick + the banks so steep I had to return by which time the enemy were upon me + I was oblidged to surrender. My experience of prison life thus far has been that of complete misery + only preferable to death[.] [T]here six hundred officers confined here several from S C captured with me. W P [Bormey?] is well. Make every effort to send me money I am in great want of it. I will write you as often as I can letter paper + envelopes Yours W E Johnson Jr
St. Mary's County
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W.E. Johnson, letter, soldier, Civil War
Johnson, W. E., "Letter: W.E. Johnson to Anne Johnson, June 10, 1864" (1864). W.E. Johnson Papers. 3.
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