Captain E.W. Fuller letter to Mary Fuller, letter 3, page 6
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1878
Fuller, Emelius Woods, 1815-1863--Correspondence
Prisoners of war--United States--Correspondence
Prisoners of war--United States--1860-1883
Fuller concludes letter 3 informing his wife that he was transferred to another room where two Union soldiers were being kept and were sentenced to be shot in 4 or 5 days for attempting to desert the army. A preacher came in to pray with the two soldiers and prayed with Fuller as well. He is moved to another room with a window that has a view that reminds him of home.
Fuller, Emelius Woods, 1815-1863
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are confined and sentenced to be shot in four or five days. I am informed that they attempted to desert from the Army, even this change was a relief to me as there was light and company. Several Confederate officers were in adjoining rooms and as they had the privilege of passing by the door I could see sympathizing friends, although I could not talk with them- in about an hour, a preacher came in to read and pray with my poor room mates he did not forget to pray for me, soon after he left an officer came and directed the Confederate officers to move which they did with alacrity I thought they were off to be exchanged but I now believe they were moved to other and better quarters outside the Fort. Soon after I was removed to a room which some of those officers occupied it is a pleasant room, for a prison, with an outside window, looking out across water with beautiful rolling or hilly land in the distance which seems covered with farms also a village in sight, the landscape resembles the [Cote Gilla?] Prairie Hills back of St Martinsville but it cannot compensate for liberty, but as my condition has been improved I put my trust in God and hope revives that I may yet be again restored in honor to my Wife and children.
God bless you,
[in margin:] Your Husband E W Fuller June 14, 1863