E.D. Warden letters
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E.D. Warden letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Warden, E.D.
Title: E.D. Warden letters
Dates: 1863
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0836

Biographical/Historical Note

E.D. Warden may have been a Confederate soldier during the Civil War.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of two letters from E.D. Warden to W.G. Brent, written from Ohio State Prison in 1863. Warden was most likely a Civil War prisoner at the time. In the first letter he comments on how well-fed the prisoners are, and he explains that they are only allowed to receive the minimal essentials from family and friends. Any money sent to them is kept by the jail warden and credited to the prisoner; as the prisoner buys necessities, the cost is deducted from his credit line. Warden also responds to Brent's inquiry of the whereabouts of a number of men. In the second letter, Warden writes that he needs clothing and requests fifty dollars. Brent was in Greensburg, Kentucky.

Index Terms

Letters (correspondence)
Prisoners of war.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons.
Warden, E.D.

Administrative Information

Custodial history


Preferred citation

[Identification of item], E.D. Warden letters, MS 836, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition information

Gift of Mrs. Robert Hall Brent, 1909.


Access restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Digital Version(s)

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Container List

Item 1: E.D. Warden to W.G. Brent. Ohio State Prison, Columbus, 1863 August 19 ( 2.0 p. ALS. )
Describing prison conditions.
Item 2: E.D. Warden to W.G. Brent. Ohio State Prison, Columbus, 1863 September 3 ( 1.0 p. ALS. )
Needs clothing; requests fifty dollars.