Catherine Hooper letters from Confederate prisoners, 1864-1865
Letter to Catherine Hooper
From the Collections of the Arkansas History Commission
Confederate prisoners, 1860s
Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division
- Arkansas History Commission
- Letters to Catherine Hooper from Confederate prisoners held at various prisoner of war camps in the North. Prisons represented include Camp Chase, Elmira Prison, Fort Delaware, Fort Warren, Johnson Island Prison, Old Capital Prison (Washington, D.C.), and Point Lookout Prison.
- "Dear Madam, I hope and know you will pardon me for addressing you as my Aunt when I explain the cause to you. I am from Louisiana, a member of the 7th Regt. [I] Was born in North Carolina but raised in the former State. I am cut off from all [my] friends and relatives and am very much in need of the articles you so kindly offered. We are not allowed to write to any person but relatives. I saw your name in a personal in the New York News and knowing the generosity of the Virginia ladies, I came to the conclusion that I would write to you as I did. I hope the time not far distant when I may be able in some way to repay you for your motherly kindness and your name will be always be cherished in my memory as one of the best of friends. ... This letter is by the "Underground RailRoad," a kind Union man mails it for me.
- [Micajah Peoples]"
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