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Sale 38 Lot 328

TWICE-IMPRISONED UNION SOLDIER'S LETTER
Union P.O.W.'s letter, 2pp. 8vo., Cahawba Prison, AL, Feb. 15, 1864 in which Levi M. Babcock of the 35th NJ Infantry writes a family member. In part: "...I am well at present and I hope these few lines find you the same...I was captured a little over a week ago I don't want you to grieve after me...I think I will soon get exchanged and will get home but if not God is with me and he will comfort me...I want to meet you in heaven if not on earth...in this prison you must remember that God is with you...from your son, Levi...Jesse Miller John Beam and Jonah Case is here. This stamp you must put on your letter. Dir. to Cahoby prison alabamy...". Upper corner of letter is clipped off, presumably where Babcock had placed the stamp. Research shows the writer to be Levi M. Babcock who would die at Andersonville Prison on Aug. 6, 1864. With research paperwork.
Estimate $ 250-350

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