Written by an officer captured at Winchester, Va., and who died as a P.O.W.
2 pages, 5 x 8, written in ink, by Lieutenant Levi Lupton to his wife.
Camp near [Parkersburg is written and crossed out], 6 0'clock, P.M.
I had just finished my letter to you when your letter of the 24th was brought to me and you donít know how much good it done me to hear of the improved condition of the health of my little family and I do hope that it may be permanent and that you may be blest with health. Well dear about R. Lawrence I donít know what to say. If you can get some place to suit you and are willing to try it you may grant him the house, but donít clean without you are satisfied. It may be that I will be home by the first of April, but you might promise him the house and if I come home I can make some arrangement with him. As to other matters I think I will be there to tend to matters some time this winter. I must quit as the Captain is telling me to double quick as he is waiting to take my letter to the office, so good by Dear.
Lieut. L. Lupton
Age toning, staining and fold and edge wear.
Levi Lupton, was 39 years old, when he enlisted on July 25, 1862, at Columbus, Ohio, as a 2nd lieutenant. He was commissioned into Co. C, 116th Ohio Infantry, on September 19, 1862, at Gallipolis, Ohio. He was promoted to 1st lieutenant on June 13, 1863, but was never mustered at that rank because he was captured the next day, June 14, 1863, at Winchester, Va. He spent time confined in Libby Prison, Richmond, Va., and at Macon, Ga., and Charleston, S.C., where he died on September 12, 1864.