Letter from Hiram S. and Hannah Davis to Lieutenant J.L. Ham, April 16, 1880. These are two separate letters that were mailed together. Both Hiram and Hannah inquired of Ham if he knew William Davis, Hiram's brother and Hannah's son who was in the same prison camp at Salisbury, North Carolina around the same time and died in January of 1865. They provide unique commentary on Northern reactions to the Confederate treatment of Union prisoners and the bitter attitude still held nearly fifteen years after the war.
Taken from the Paul W. Bean Collection, Box no. 279, f.62
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Prisoners of war, Salisbury, Farmington, Hiram S. Davis, Hanna Davis, Lieutenant J.L. Ham, Civil War, post-war
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Davis, Hiram S. and Davis, Hannah, "Letter from Hiram S. Davis and Hannah Davis to Lieutenant J. L. Ham, April 16, 1880" (1880). Paul W. Bean Civil War Papers. Item 53.