Civil War Confederate Navy POW Officers Letter Fort Delaware Prison VMI VA
Civil War Confederate Navy POW Officers Letter Fort Delaware Prison VMI VA
Civil War Confederate Navy POW Officers Letter Fort Delaware Prison VMI VA
Civil War Confederate Navy POW Officers Letter Fort Delaware Prison VMI VA
Civil War Confederate Navy POW Officers Letter Fort Delaware Prison VMI VA
Civil War Confederate Navy POW Officers Letter Fort Delaware Prison VMI VA
Civil War Confederate Navy POW Officers Letter Fort Delaware Prison VMI VA
Civil War Confederate Navy POW Officers Letter Fort Delaware Prison VMI VA
Civil War Confederate Navy POW Officers Letter Fort Delaware Prison VMI VA
Civil War Confederate Navy POW Officers Letter Fort Delaware Prison VMI VA
Civil War Confederate Navy POW Officers Letter Fort Delaware Prison VMI VA

Civil War Confederate Navy POW Officers Letter Fort Delaware Prison VMI VA

Regular price
$600.00
Sale price
$450.00
Unit price
per 

Item: POW Letter

Age: Feb 19th 1865

Dimensions: Letter 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"
Frame - 13 1/2" x 16 1/2"

​Condition: Excellent (see photos)

Details: ​This is truly a piece of civil war history. This letter is from C.S. Navy Lieutinant S.W. Corbin (prisoner #63). Lt. Corbin taught at VMI after the war and later became a Virginia State Senator. We did our best to transcribe the letter but there are some words we could not make out.

Here is how the letter reads;
​" Fort Delaware, Division 29
​Officers Prison, Feb'ry 19th 1865

My Dear Madame,

​Your most welcome & charming letter of the 11th unit: came safe last night & I am a thousand times obliged to you for it. I received a few days ago a kind message from Mrs. Pennington (formerly Miss Emily Harper) of Baltimore - if you know her, please give my very kindest regards to her. I can't imagine why she should have inquired about me; as I do not remember ever to have met her,- & very stupidly acknowledged the same, to H: Murray the officer who delivered the inquiry; before I knew what he came to see me about. Won't it be terrible for me, if I ever did know her & to have forgotten her so completely? I have written to my beloved, respected, & esteemed friend, & relative, P.T. Lomax Esqr: but he has evidently been too busy to answer my letters; - possibly, he may never have received it. I have a very kind letter from Rev: A.A. Hudge & his father Rev: Chas: Hodge of Princeton to whom I wrote asking about young Lomax of the family. I sent the young gent my love & a request that he would write through the Rev. C.Hodge but of course he has no time under the circumstances to neglect his studies in writing to a rebel. Did I tell you that Jack has the parole of the island to deliver blankets ___ from the cotton fund? We are all in good hope of an early exchange, as the ice is floating from the river very rapidly. I am not in the first lot however - nor is Jack. Best love to cousin E. & Ms B. God bless you & yours - affectionately & gratefully yours.

​S. W. Corbin Lieut:
​C.S. Navy"

Prisoner #63
​Related to Matthew Fontaine Maury Family. After the war he taught at VMI & became a VA State Senator.