"..your husband died at Richmond on Belle Island.."
132nd NY Infantry letter written by Captain Erwin Jones of Company F.
One page, in fine condition with wear as shown in the scan.
Head Qrs Out Posts
Camp Claassen 132 N. Y. I.
Bachelor Creek Newbern NC
June 2nd, 1864
Enclosed I send relief ticket. I have written to you a week ago, stating as my belief that your husband died at Richmond on Belle Isle, whilst he was detained a prisoner there- this information I obtained through a person who was himself a prisoner there- having been captured at the same time-
I fear its but too true and regret it exceedingly
Erwin ďA" Jones
Capt. Comdg F Co
$125.00 plus shipping
Residence was not listed; 45 years old.
Enlisted on 8/25/1862 at Brooklyn, NY as a Private.
On 10/4/1862 he mustered into "F" Co. NY 132nd Infantry
He died on 3/17/1864 at Cahaba, AL
(Died of scorbutis)
He was listed as:
* POW 2/1/1864 Batchelder's Creek, NC