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5-11-1864

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Letter sent by R. T. [Robert Thompson] Cornwell to Judge Thomas White from Westchester, Pennsylvania on May 11, 1864. Cornwell writes that he has recently received a letter from Harry, Judge White's son, and records what the letter said. Harry has been moved from Libby prison in Virginia to Salisbury in North Carolina. Harry's letter stated that the guards in Salisbury are much kinder and the conditions are much better than at Libby. Cornwell writes that he spoke to an officer from Salisbury who said that Harry looked much better in Salisbury than he had in Libby.

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WC98.112.01

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Cornwell, R. T. (Robert Thompson), Correspondence. White, Thomas, 1799-1866. White, Harry L., 1834-1920, Biography. Prisoners of war, Union, Virginia, Libby, 1860-1870, Biography. Libby Prison, Personal narratives. Salisbury Prison (N.C.), Personal n

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The digitized images of letters, photographs, and other items from the White Collection in the “Indiana, Pennsylvania in the Civil War” exhibit are the property of the Historical and Genealogical Society of Indiana County, Pa. These images may only be used for non-commercial, educational purposes under “Fair Use” guidelines. For additional information contact: HGSIC, 621 Wayne Avenue, Indiana, Pa. 15701; (724) 463-9600. Email ichistoricalsociety@gmail.com.

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The Historical and Genealogical Society of Indiana County, PA; White Collection

Letter from R. T. Cornwell to Thomas White, May 11, 1864

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