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Collection Reference Number GLC02166.062
From Archive Folder Collection of Alfred Hughes, a detainee at Camp Chase, Ohio, as a Confederate sympathizer 
Title Alfred Hughes to Mary Hughes about his wife's exertion, daughter's music education and prison gossip
Date 10 September 1862
Author Hughes, Alfred (fl. 1862-1864)  
Recipient Hughes, Mary  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description His wife's overexertion; encouraging his daughter's study of music, and the proper conduct of all his other children; prescribing medicine for his wife; tales of wickedness and cruelty told in prison. With clippings from unidentified papers entitled " 'Quiet' at Washington," and "Our Mistakes."
Subjects Prisoner of War  Soldier's Letter  Prisoner of War  Civil War  Military History  Confederate States of America  Prison Camp  Prisoner  Union Forces  Health and Medical  Children and Family  Art, Music, Theater, and Film  Health and Medical  Morality and Ethics  Journalism  
People Hughes, Mary (fl. 1862-1864)  Hughes, Alfred (fl. 1862-1864)  
Place written Camp Chase, Ohio
Theme The American Civil War; Children & Family; Women in American History; Health & Medicine
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Additional Information Hughes, a doctor from Wheeling, Virginia, was detained at Camp Chase, Ohio, as a Confederate sympathizer. He and his wife, Mary, numbered their letters to know which ones were lost, stolen or censored. The collection includes his last will, news clippings relating to the war and prisoners of war.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
Civil War: Recipient Relationship Wife