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Augusta County: Thomas M. Smiley to William Smiley, November 3, 1864

In this letter to his father, Thomas M. Smiley describes his situation at Fort Delaware and asks that his family write him often.

November 3rd/64

Fort Delaware

Dear Father

I will attempt to write you a few lines to let you know that I am well: & hope on the receipt of this that you may all be well. All of the company that are here are well. Thos M c Cray and W. Dice are both well. I am getting along pretty well at present; as I have been getting a little assistance from different persons in the north. which helps me materially. I have written five letters home and received but two: one of them by flag of truce Please write soon as I am anxious to hear from you.

Give my love to all who may think me worth inquiring for and receive a due share yourself from your affectionate son

Thomas M. Smiley

Prisoner of War 1st Division
Fort Delaware

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