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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Yankee gunboat Smith Briggs. from the Times-dispatch, March 18, 1906, and July 15, 1906. (search)
Yankee gunboat Smith Briggs. from the Times-dispatch, March 18, 1906, and July 15, 1906. Survivor, in search of information, learns how it was captured by Rebels. Some interesting war history, with additional particulars in a letter of Mr. B. A. Sowell. The correspondence below would be interesting merely as an exchange of letters. It is doubly interesting in that it brings out some war history that otherwise might be forever lost. This letter is given just as it was received by the head citizen of the town of Smithfield, Va. Philadelphia, Pa., February 22nd, 1906. To the Mayor or Head Citizen of the Town of Smithfield, Isle of Wight County, Virginia: Dear Sir,—i am Seeking Information on Something occurred Some 42 years ago if you were not then a Resident of the Town Perhaps Some one to whom you Show this Letter Can help you out with the information That i Desire on the first Day of February 1864 i was taken a Prisoner of War in the town of Smithfield along