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Johnson’s Island Related Pair: Confederate POW Surgeon Col. I. G. W. Steedman MD, 1st Alabama Vol. – His Autograph from POW Album AND Letter By CS Capt. A. W. Wash, who Wrote a Book about his Experiences on Johnson’s Island
Here is a great pair for the Johnson’s Island collector. Johnson’s Island was a prisoner of war camp for Confederate Officers. It was situated in Lake Erie off the coast of Sandusky, Ohio.


1) Our first item is an autograph take from an autograph album on Johnson’s Island where Dr. Steedman wrote, “I.G.W. Steedman Col. 1st Regt. Ala. Vols. Allentown Wilcox County, Alabama. Surrendered at Port Hudson July 9th, 1863.”


2) ALS (Autograph Letter Signed) all in the hand of W. A. Wash. Wash is writing concerning the publishing of his book on the history of prison life at Johnson’s Island. He goes on to state that his book will contain 382 pages and thinks that it will be a big seller in South and North Carolina. He is writing to J. A. McAllister, a businessman in Philadelphia, asking him to be a special agent.

The letter is on “Southwestern Book and Publishing Co.” stationery and is dated “Saint Louis March 8th, 1870”. 

WHAT IS REALLY SPECIAL ABOUT THIS ITEM IS FOUND IN THE UPPER LEFTHAND CORNER OF THIS LETTER… AND THIS IS WHAT UNITES OUR TWO CONFEDERATE OFFICERS. THERE IS AN AD NOT ONLY FOR CAPT. WASH’S BOOK, BUT ALSO THAT OF COL. STEEDMAN’S! 


 Both the letter and autograph are in fine condition. We will also include a photocopy of a CDV of Steedman in uniform. The autograph measures 3 ¼ x 6 inches. BONUS: On the back of Steedman’s autograph is another Confederate Officer’s signature (Maybe you would like to display this one even more!). “Joe Haycraft Lieut. 9th Ky. Cavalry Morgan’s Division Elizabethtown, Ky.” The Civil War Database lists him as being captured on January 29th, 1863.

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