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Fort Delaware (Del.)

Subject Source: Naf

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Fort Delaware prisoner letters

Identifier: MSS 0098-F0129

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.

Dates: 1864-1865

Lieutenant Sydney I. Wailes letters to unidentified recipient

Identifier: MSS 0098-F0096

Two handwritten letters from Lieutenant Sydney I. Wailes, who served at Fort Delaware during the Civil War, to his friends, describing the day to day activities at the Fort. Typed transcripts of the letters are available in the collection file.

Dates: 1864 August 24-September 20