Captain E.W. Fuller letter to Mary Fuller, letter 2, page 1

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Captain E.W. Fuller letter to Mary Fuller, letter 2, page 1

Subject

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1869
Fuller, Emelius Woods, 1815-1863--Correspondence
Prisoners of war--United States--Correspondence
Prisoners of war--United States--1860-1874

Description

Fuller writes his wife about leaving New Orleans on June 3rd with 49 other Confederate officers and having the Sixth New York Infantry Regiment's Colonel Wilson as their escort. He writes of being treated as a gentleman on board the Steamer Catawba. However, instead of going to New York as they thought, they arrived at Fortress Monroe at the entrance of Chesapeake Bay.

Creator

Fuller, Emelius Woods, 1815-1863

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Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries: http://libraries.wsu.edu/masc

Date

1863-06

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For permission to reproduce, please contact Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries: http://libraries.wsu.edu/masc. The text of this document is in the public domain.

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En

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cg0093b01f03_letter2_1

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[Transcript]
No. 2

Dear Wife-

On the 3rd of June I left New Orleans in company with 49 other Confederate Officers Old [Le Clair?] Fuseliers being one of them as we thought for New York on the Steamer Catawba, the Sixth Regiment New York Volunteers Col Wilson being our escort.

We were treated while on that boat as Gentlemen, both by Officers & Men, they endeavored to make us feel that they had hearts & consciences. Our voyage was pleasant and quick but instead of going to New York we went to Fortress Monroe which is near the entrance of Chesapeake Bay into which the Potomac

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Fuller, Emelius Woods, 1815-1863, “Captain E.W. Fuller letter to Mary Fuller, letter 2, page 1,” Digital Exhibits, accessed January 30, 2023, http://digitalexhibits.wsulibs.wsu.edu/items/show/4862.