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Sold Date: 07/12/2006
Channel: Retail
Source: Tias

1 page, 4 3/4 x 7 3/4, imprint.

PRISONERS OF WAR CAMP HOSPITAL, Point Lookout, Md., Feby. 3, 1865. Mrs. Harriet Lee, Your attention is called to Extract from Circular No. 4, Office Commissary General of Prisoners, Washington, D.C., August 10, which regulates the supplies of food and clothing. I. By direction of the Secretary of War, it is ordered that hereafter no supplies of any kind will be furnished to Prisoners of War by their relatives or friends, except in cases of illness, when near relatives will be permitted to send them such articles of food as may be approved by the Surgeon in charge of the Hospital, to whose care they will in all cases be addressed. Necessary clothing may also be furnished by near relatives to destitute Prisoners, subject to the approval of the Commanding Officer of the Post where they are confined. Outer garments must be of gray or dark mixed color, and of inferior quality . Only one suit of outer clothing and a change of under clothing will be allowed. J.H. Thompson, Surgeon U.S. Vols., in Charge. Light wear, minor edge staining and age toning. Extremely rare Point Lookout, Maryland imprint concerning Confederate prisoners of war.

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