Contributed by Maine Historical Society
William Smyth of Brunswick wrote to Brig. Gen. George F. Shepley, commander of the Union Department of Norfolk and Portsmouth, seeking his help in getting his son, Lt. William H. Smyth of the 16th Maine, a prisoner of war in Macon, Georgia, exchanged.
Smyth wrote that his son had been a prisoner at Libby Prison, but escaped with 15 others, only to be captured again and taken to Macon. An order to have him exchanged had not been acted on, Smyth wrote.
About This Item
- Title: Plea for exchange of prisoner, Brunswick, 1864
- Creator: Smyth, William
- Creation Date: 1864-08-10
- Subject Date: 1864
- Town: Brunswick, Macon, Richmond
- County: Cumberland
- State: GA, ME, VA
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions: 25.1 cm x 20 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 117, Box 4/2
- Collection: George Foster Shepley papers
- Object Type: Text
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Maine--Civil War, 1861-1865
- United States--Civil War, 1861-1865
- Libby Prison
- Civil War, 1861-1865
- Prisoners of war
- Capture & imprisonment
- Prisoner exchanges--Georgia--Macon
- Fugitives from justice--Virginia--Richmond
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