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Document Type: Autograph Letter Signed

Author: Thomas Griffin Read
Date: October 22, 1864
Place: Point Lookout, Maryland
To: W. H. Read

Physical Description: Ink on paper; 1 page (20 x 13 cm) on 1 sheet

Number: MSN/CW 5015-22

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Point Lookout, Oct. 22nd/64
Cous. W. H. Read,

     Dear Sir - I send you a few lines informing you that I am a prisoner at the above place & was taken in the late fight near Winchester (19th Sept). Have been here nearly a month & doing better then I expected.- I think this a very healthy place, & if there were no cold weather, we would have little to complain of - The prisoners here number about 9000, & all in tents, except some who have houses built of cracker boxes, the roofs being covered with tent cloth, & with stoves in they are quite comfortable.- I am staying in the same tent with C. Shirley, son of Zach Shirley living near N. Market; he is a fine young man, & good messmate. I have drawn a good overcoat while here, & also recvd. some money from Cous. Joe Reeves of Baltimore, and can do well enough as regards clothes with the exception of shoes, & pants, a pair of flannel drawers, & socks; if you would be so kind as to send me the above articles, they would be gratefully accepted, & kindly remembered, and I hope circumstances may one day enable me to repay your kindness. They were all well at home when I last heard; please let me know about Cous. Richard when you write, & all the family. I was not hurt in the late fight, but was wounded in the wilderness fight last May, but got back to the Army in July. Love to your wife, & family, & remember me as

your affect Cous.
Thos. G. Read

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Pt. Lookout Ind.
Co. E. 6th Division
In care of Maj. Brady
Prov. Marshal

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