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.