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Letter to Confederate North Carolina Lieutenant Colonel

4 pages, 7 1/4 x 9 1/2, in ink, written to Lieutenant Colonel Charles W. Broadfoot by his Mother.

Sep. 16th

My Dear Son,

Your letters by Uncle G were recíd & glad we were to hear from you. I ought to have sent letters to Raleigh to go by Uncle G, but did not think much that he would be at [?] May is still confined & has been rather pitiful the last week, but the weather is so very warm it is enough to make older ones fret. She is a great pet among the children of the neighborhood & had a great many visitors last week....  

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Letter to Confederate North Carolina Lieutenant Colonel

3 pages, 7 1/4 x 9 1/2, in ink, written to Lieutenant Colonel Charles W. Broadfoot by his Mother. Comes with cover addressed to Lt. Col. C.W. Broadfoot, Care of Rev'd T.G. Haughton, Salisbury, N.C.

August 21st, [1864]

My Dear Son,

I received your letter dated 22d July on Saturday almost one month after it was written. I suppose before now you have received some of my letters. We are all getting along as usual. Mary just the same- her general health is good & that is a great blessing. Your Father is at work in the...  

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Mother Writes to Her Confederate Officer Son at Fort Fisher, N.C.

2 plus pages, 7 1/2 x 9 3/4, in ink, written to Lieutenant Charles W. Broadfoot by his Mother. Comes with cover addressed to Mr. C.W. Broadfoot, Fort Fisher, Confederate St.[ates], Care of Capt. T.D. Haigh. With Fayetteville, N.C. postmark, and partial Confederate postage stamp.

April 12th [1864]

My Dear Son,

I received yours of the 9th today. Your Father knowing I was anxious to hear from you sent it up by a special messenger. I am much obliged to you for telling just how you were. It is always the best plan. I had heard that...  

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Letter to a North Carolina Officer in the Field

To Lieutenant Charles W. Broadfoot, from his mother.

4 pages, 6 5/8 x 8, in ink.

May 14th [1863]

My Dear Son,

I received your letter about an hour since, your father having received one a few days ago. Your letters were always a pleasure but now doubly so. You do not seem to get mine very well for I have been right particular in writing. I did not mean to draw such a picture of high prices as to make you gloomy, but I always write just as things are & you must not deprive yourself of any of the comforts you need to send...  

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Letter to Aide-de-Camp of Confederate General Theophilus H. Holmes

To Lieutenant Charles W. Broadfoot of North Carolina

4 pages, 4 3/4 x 7 1/4, in ink, written by Lieutenant Broadfoot's mother. Comes with the original envelope which is addressed to Lieut. Gen. T.H. Holmes, Little Rock, Arkansas, for Lieut. C.W. Broadfoot. The postage stamp has been cut off.

For Lieut. C.W. Broadfoot

June 2d [1863]

My Dear Son,

I received your letter last evening & feel quite put out that you have received none of my letters. I have written regularly & for the future will direct them to Gen....  

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1864 Letter Concerning the North Carolina Secretary of State

2 pages, 8 x 6, in ink.

Raleigh, [N.C.], August 19th, 1864

My Dear Sir,

I frequently ask your advice and then are governed by my own judgment. I have been advised by an influential friend to run before the next Genl. Assembly for Secty. Of State. It is the opinion of many that I can easily defeat the present Secty. Col. Russ. [1]. He has made himself obnoxious to many of the [?] men, but whether he can be beaten or not remains to be seen. The office is a prominent one and is on that account desirable. I have many...  

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Pair of Confederate P.O.W. Letters From Rock Island Prison

#1: 6 x 7 1/2, in ink, written by J.T. Eubank.

Febry. 17th/64, Military Prison, Rock Island, Ill., Hospital Ward 8

Dear Cousin,

I have a young Alabama friend here (Dr. Mims) who has charge of Hospital Ward 8 attending to our sick. He is very much in need of clothing, is very far from home & friends, consequently I thought I would ask of you to send him a few articles. I would not ask the kindness of you, but for my Fatherís having contributed so much already & knowing you were much more able to meet the demands. Dr. Mims...  

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Confederate Prisoner of War Letter From Fort Warren, Boston

For a soldier that rode with General Nathan Bedford Forrest, who donned woman's clothing to spy on the Yankees in Nashville, Tenn., and who was held in a Northern prison in irons as a hostage for a Union officer who was condemned to death for being a spy!

2 pages, 5 1/4 x 7 1/4, in ink, written by Frank Battle.

Fort Warren, [Boston Harbor], Aug. 29th [1864]

My dear Friend,

I have sat down to write you a letter. I am in good spirits about exchange. I donít think that I will be here long. One of my roommates...  

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Pair of Confederate Prisoner of War Letters Written by a Lieutenant of the 41st Tennessee Infantry

From Camp Chase Prison and Columbus, Ohio in 1862

"This attempt to escape- in obedience to the first instinct of nature, has nearly dissipated any hope which I might have entertained of a parole."

"I desired to see you for it was in relation to a parole, & having as I thought incurred to no small degree the displeasure of commandant of the post by my attempt to escape."


#1: 5 3/8 x 8 1/2, in ink, written by Lieutenant T.D. Overton.

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