ORIGINAL HISTORICAL EPHEMERA
CONFEDERATE WIDOW OF CAPTAIN
ABSALOM K. SIMONTON
RECEIVES A LETTER OF CONDOLENCE
FROM HER SOUTHERN BELLE FRIEND
MOLLIE F. FOSTER
MENTIONING HER POW BROTHER'S
IMPRISONMENT ON JOHNSON ISLAND &
BEMOANING THE HARSH TREATMENT
SOUTHERNERS ARE RECEIVING BY
UNION SOLDIERS RAIDS, BUT PRAISING
THE FREQUENT VISITS & SERENADES BY
COLONEL JOHN S. MOSBY
AND 'HIS BAND OF MERRY MEN'
LETTER READS IN PART:
Feb. 27, 1864
"We live now subject day and night to the raids of the hated & detested foe-
we cannot ride out without the feat and probability of returning unhorsed-
Our citizens are arrested on the slightest pretext (and sometimes without any)
and carried off to languish in prison for months together.
We are so cut off from our people that 'Greenbacks' is the currency of this part of the country-
and money being rated by some at five cents in the dollar.
Notwithstanding this we see Col. Mosby and his band of merry men frequently since Christmas,
he has given two most delightful serenades-
the instruments being violin & guitar accompanied by eight fine manly voices.
Much more on the delightful guerrilla."
"Direct to Mary Foster, The Plains, Va
Care Col. J. S. Mosby at Gen. J. E. B. Stuart Headquarters"
MEASURES 5 x 8 INCHES
WHEN FOLDED IN HALF
SUITABLE FOR FRAMING
VERY GOOD CONDITION,
W/ LIGHT AGE WEAR
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