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    Andersonville, Georgia Prisoner of War Letters. First letter: "Andersonville, Ga. June 11, 1864. In the prissinors camp hived up. Dear father I am alive yet... I am at home among you all the time most of my dreams... I have met with several reverces sine I came in here... Write nothing touching the enimies tender points for I may never get it... Herbert, love to all, all write. Pri. H. O. Smith Squad 76-3 Pris. Camp, Andersonville, via flag of truce." Second letter: "Georgia, Andersonville, July 18th, 1864. Dear Father, I am as well as they would average... I am surprised that our folks, the federals, do not get their men away from here, there is about 30,000 of them here fast growing less. There is quite a number of Westboro boys here. Charles Fay, Charles C...... Truly your son Herbert" Third letter: from sister to Brother William, about a family matters, gossip, town deaths, etc. Oct. 1863. Also includes envelope with Westborough Mississippi cancel with stamp cut off envelope. Fourth letter: sister to Brother William, about Herbert's and other prisoner's death January 12, 1864. Fine to very fine condition, some usual discoloration.

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