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Fort Delaware prisoner letters


Held at: University of Delaware Library Special Collections [Contact Us]181 South College Avenue, Newark, DE 19717-5267

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Thirteen letters from five Confederate soldiers imprisoned at Fort Delaware. The names of the soldiers are: Sam Spengler, Abraham Shillingburg, Joseph G. [Sager], Edward [Sheets], and Albert Snead. All were soldiers from the 10th Virginia Infantry, the 7th Virginia Cavalry, or the 23rd Virginia Infantry. Letters are written to Mrs. Nannie Sellman, or Mr. H. F. Hebb. Also included is one letter from a mother of one of the prisoners and one letter from a father of a prisoner.

Box 5, F0129: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0098 manuscript boxes

Purchase, 2002.

Processed by Anita Wellner, 2002. Encoded by George Apodaca, 2015.

University of Delaware Library Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Finding Aid Date
2015 August 29
Access Restrictions

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Collection Inventory

Fort Delaware prisoner letters, 1864-1865.
Box 5 Folder F0129

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