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    Confederate General Edward Johnson POW Autograph Letter Signed to Emily S.B. Brune, the Angel of Fort Delaware, 2 pages, 5" x 8", Fort Delaware, May 29, 1864, thanking her for all of the food and sundries received. He writes, in part: "I thank you for the box you and my other friends must not send me any more clothing... as I am taxing your generosity too much. I am now well supplied with almost everything..." Additional content includes chatty news regarding mutual friends.

    Johnson (1816-1873) was a graduate of West Point and entered the Confederate service as Col. of the 12th Georgia under Robert S. Garnett. Johnson would fall prisoner twice during the war, and this letter is written during his first incarceration after he was captured at the "Bloody Angle". He would be released at the end of the summer of 1864, at which time he would be re-assigned to the 2nd Corps., Army of Tennessee. He would end the war as a POW, being released in July 1865 after being captured during the Battle of Nashville.

    The letter is in very good condition with the usual mail folds, with a 1.5" tear at bottom of first page, with no paper loss and easily mended. Accompanied by the original transmittal cover, bearing a Delaware City postmark, a great association letter and relic of Emily Brune whose many good works on behalf of Confederate prisoners, earned her the nickname, "Angel of Fort Delaware".
    Provenance:The William Turner Collection

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    June, 2007
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