d themselves of this opportunity to mingle with, and to serve our wounded and to give vent to their long suppressed feelings and sympathy.
It was my great pleasure personally to know some of these.
There were Mrs. Mary A. Butler, widow of Dr. Bracken Butler, of Smithfield, Virginia; and her sister, Miss Anna Benton, daughters of Col. Benton, formerly of Suffolk, but who many years before the war, removed to New York.
There were also Miss Kate Henop and Miss Caroline Granbury, both formerly wethe justice of the case may cause him to grant your request.
If I can be of any service to you pray command me. I send a copy of my letter to Colonel Hoffman, and regret I did not receive your letter sooner.
Be kind enough to remember me to Captain Butler, Kincaid and others.
Very truly yours, J. Simmons. Capt. J. F. Crocker, Prisoner of War, Johnson's Island.
New York, February 13th, 1864.
I enclose you a letter from Captain J. F. Crocker, prisoner of war now at Johnson'