“There are many thousands confined at southern points”: Messages from the prisoners in Charleston

On July 1, 1864, Major-General Samuel Jones, commanding Confederate forces across South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, forwarded a pair of letters to his Federal counterpart, Major-General John Foster, through the lines at Hilton Head, South Carolina.  Theses were forwarded messages from the five generals being held in Charleston at that time.  The first of theseContinue reading ““There are many thousands confined at southern points”: Messages from the prisoners in Charleston”