Captain E.W. Fuller letter to Mary Fuller, letter 1, page 2
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1867
Fuller, Emelius Woods, 1815-1863--Correspondence
Prisoners of war--United States--Correspondence
Prisoners of war--United States--1860-1872
Fuller continues letter 1 writing about being sick for a week with a fever and describes what he was given at the Custom House by Mrs. Brooks, Presidentess of the Ladies Society for the relief of needy Confederate prisoners of war: a bed, bed clothes, a pair of pants, some shirts and under garments. He also tells Mary that Mr. Brooks knows her and all about himself.
Fuller, Emelius Woods, 1815-1863
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officers that had been captured at different places. The next day after my arrival at that prison I was taken sick and was soon unable to sit up. I was very sick for two weeks high fever for eight days my skin became as yellow as an orange, or [brass?]. I do not know whether I had Yellow Fever or Jaundice. I had no doctor those I know not being in the City.
I was supplied with bed & bed clothes, a pair of pantaloons, some shirts & drawers by Mrs Brandt, Presidentess of the Ladies Society for the relief of needy Confederate prisoners of War. God bless [them & her?], had it not have been for their Charity, I should have suffered indeed, as I had only the clothes which I had on when blown up on The Queen of the West.
The prisoners confined with me were daily supplied with two good meals from the Brooks House kept by a Mr Brooks this was a donation by him, after being sick several days I received a note from Mrs Brooks accompanied by a nice bowl of Chicken Soup. She requested me to send to her for anything I kneeded, this kindness coupled with the name, iinduced me to direct the Servant a Smart Milatto fellow, to inquire of Mrs Brooks if she had any relations at Marietta Ohio, he replied to me that he had often heard them speak of [illegible] Harmer, the servant bore my message to Mr Brooks, who replied that he knew [you?] and all [about?] me that I must come and stay a few days with him and he would talk with