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Date. Feb. 28, 1864.
Summary. Letter written by James T. Bell to Mrs. Mary Whitaker, describing
the death of her brother, Captain John B. Hazard, in Johnson Island Prison, a
Union prison camp on
Source. Gift, 1980, of John Hazard Wildman, grand-nephew and namesake of John Boyington Hazard.
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James T. Bell Letter,
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James T. Bell, a first lieutenant, served under
Captain John B. (Boyington) Hazard in the 21st
The letter is written to Captain John B. Hazard's sister, Mrs. Mary
Whitaker, and refers to "Ben," Benjamin Andrews Whitaker, Mary
Whitaker's husband. It details Hazard's illness, last wishes, and death in
Johnson Island Prison. Described are the physical conditions at the prison, the
weather, the medical facilities, the Confederate medical staff, and the
illnesses rampant among the prisoners of war.
Bell, James T.
Hazard, John B. (Boyington), 1845-1864.
Prison. Johnson Island
Markham, George S.
Confederate States of
. Army. America Infantry Regiment, 21st. Alabama
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Medicine--United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.