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Object Name LETTER
Catalog Number 1939.012.00022a-b
Date April 10, 1863
Scope & Content Letter, original; Letter and song; William T. Mumford to Mother or Father, April 10, 1865

William T. Mumford writes to his mother or father--greeting missing, signed "your son"; writes of inflation, and want of a payday for soldiers; prisoners of war from Fort Gains, being guarded by "a negro guard"; poor rations; asks to be rememberd to the family and the "Servants";

Physical Appearance: Two sheets, one inside the second
16" x 10 1/2"

transcript of portion of letter
Archival History The negative photostat letter was formerly located in the MC 3 M-647a files. According to the donor, the handwriting of the original is in 1st Lt. William T. Mumford's hand.
People Mumford, William T.
Search Terms Ship Island
Fort Gaines
Subjects Soldiers
Freed slaves
Prisoners of war