1864-10-02Prisoner of War, Petersburg
Prisoner of War, Petersburg

Oct. 2nd, 1864

Dear Parents

It has been my fortune to be a prisoner of war. There are sixteen of our Co here. John Beach and Jehiel Wood are here with me. We are all enjoying ourselves as well as the circumstances will admit. We are well. I do not know where we are sent yet. Don't worry about me. Goodby from Your Son

J.D. Strait