from The Webster Times, 11 Jan 1912 (Volume 53 #43), contributed by Mike Branniff
WEBSTERS PART IN THE WAR FIFTY YEARS AGO

We are in receipt of a second letter from an old friend, John Maley, who is still a prisoner in the hands of the rebels. It is dated:

In Prison, Richmond Va.
Dec.29, 61
Dear Sir, I now have the pleasure of writing you a few lines to you, for the second time since my imprisonment here. I did not know that you had received my letter until a few days ago, when I received a letter from my brother. The general health of all the men is very good. We received a few weeks since from Massachusetts plenty of clothing, and also some good blankets all of which were very acceptable, for most of us were in want of underclothing.

There were 175 prisoners sent farther south last week, two from our company, Sergeant Taft of Worcester and Rufus Corbin of Webster. Geo. W. Lewis and Henry Clapp received letters from home today.

Give my respects to all inquiring friends.
Yours truly
John Maley.