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OULD, Robert (1820-1882) was a lawyer who served as a Confederate official during the American Civil War. From 1862 to 1865 he was the Confederate agent of exchange for prisoners of war under the Dix-Hill Cartel. After the war he became a member of the Virginia General Assembly and was later elected president of a railroad company. Autograph Letter Signed "Ro. Ould" as Agent of Exchange, 1pp. quarto, and reads in most part: "...Gen. Imboden at Augusta is in charge of prisoners in Ga. Ala & Miss. There are about 8000 prisoners in those states some 5000 at Andersonville Ga. 2000 at Cahaba (the papers report they have been removed by reason of flood to Selma) and over one thousand at Meridian. I have given orders for their delivery at Mobile and have sent an officer (Capt. Rutherford) to superintend it. I have not heard from him as yet, although he left here more than a month ago....Col. Gibbs is at Andersonville. Lt. Col. Davis at Cahaba..." Fine condition. Cahaba Prison, also known as Castle Morgan, was a prisoner of war camp in Dallas County, Alabama where the Confederacy held captive Union soldiers during the American Civil War. The prison was named Castle Morgan after Cahaba lawyer and Confederate Brigadier General John Tyler Morgan. The prison was located in the small Alabama town of Cahaba, at the confluence of the Alabama and Cahaba rivers, not far from Selma. It suffered a serious flood in 1865.
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Great Letter Penned in 1865 by Robert Ould Confederate Agent of Exchange for Prisoners Pertaining to Prisoners held at Andersonville, Cahaba, and Meridian

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Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $750.00
Estimate: $400 - $600
Auction closed on Saturday, May 30, 2020.
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