A Guide to the Samuel D. Foster Letter, 1864 Foster, Samuel D. Letter Ms1990-001

A Guide to the Samuel D. Foster Letter, 1864

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Collection Number Ms1990-001


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Collection Number
Samuel D. Foster Letter, 1864
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Foster, Samuel D.

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Scope and Content

Union soldier in the Civil War, writing August 17, 1864, from Louisville, Kentucky, to a friend. Describes conditions at the Confederate prison in Danville, Virginia, where he was recently held as a prisoner of war. Notes the behavior of the guards and the quality of the food.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Civil War
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865