Private Walter Smith of the 162nd New York Volunteers served in the Louisiana Red River Campaign, then was captured at Deep Bottom, Virginia in late 1864 and died a Prisoner of War at Salisbury Prison, North Carolina. An original Civil War letter from Smith in "Lewowsaney" (Louisiana) March 4, 1864 to his sister: mentions the rebels at Alexandria & Port Hudson, rebs firing on our pickets, please send letters c/o Captain Johnson (Frank T Johnson, KIA a month later at Pleasant Hill), mentions fears of measles, smallpox, rebels, picket duty, fear of death or capture, etc. Smith's unit was near Vermilion Bayou, Louisiana when he wrote this simple soldiers letter, A much misspelled but very readable letter. General Orders and other imprints. All items are unconditionally guaranteed to be authentic and in the condition as described.
PLEASE READ DETAILS OF THE ITEM DESCRIPTION. I TRY TO DESCRIBE ALL ITEMS ACCURATELY. The item "CIVIL WAR SOLDIER LETTER LOUISIANA DIED A POW AT SALISBURY NORTH CAROLINA" is in sale since Sunday, May 6, 2018.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Correspondence, Mail". The seller is "99counties" and is located in Winterville, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, Mexico.