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    Confederate P.O.W. William H. Randle 1/6 Plate Ambrotype with Manuscript. Penned notations inside the protective case behind the ambrotype identifies the subject of the ambrotype as "William H. Randle . . . [illegible] August 3rd 1863." William H. Randle was captured by Union troops at Ripley, Mississippi, on July 8, 1863, and sent to the Alton (Illinois) Military Prison. Alton records show that he died of dysenteria acuta one month later on August 3, 1863. The manuscript is on two lined pages of a bifolium, 5.5" x 8.5", April 1, 186[_], on Confederate letterhead with a Confederate cover. The first page contains two handwritten poems, one signed, "Loving Confederate." The second page contains two more lines of verse along with the following: "Approved and forwarded by Command of Gen. Commanding Squad." The ambrotype is housed in the leather-embossed wooden case (moderate wear). The manuscript is soiled and stained.

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