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“Bite And Be Damned” is what a Former POW from Libby Prison, William B. Fletcher 6th Indiana Infantry, has drawn at the top of this letter. That was the Motto of their Libby Prison Club… and he is writing a fellow member of that club, Charles H. Burd, 4th Maine Infantry
Fletcher, writing on April 1st, 1864, has just been appointed Surgeon in a POW hospital. “We have 5,000 prisoners here and many sick.” He tells his former roommate, Burd, “I have two objects in heart. One, the restoration of the Union. The other (deeper darker far) is to feed on the sweetness of retaliation & revenge.”

Take time to read Fletcher’s entire letter. It shows the deep comrades love that the prisoners shared for each other.

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