|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Creator:||Broughton, Elijah, 1777-1850.|
|Title:||Elijah Broughton letter|
|Extent:||0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)|
Elijah Broughton (1777-1850) was born in South Carolina. He married Lydia Kackler. Broughton fought in the War of 1812 on a privateer and was captured by British troops. He was imprisoned in the Ardent, a prison ship in the Bermuda Harbor. He died in Savannah, Georgia.
This collection consists of a photocopy of a letter written by Elijah Broughton to his wife, Lydia. Writing from Bermuda in 1815, Broughton tells of his life on board the prisoner of war ship off the coast of Bermuda. Lydia Broughton was in Savannah, Georgia.
[item identification], Elijah Broughton letter, MS 1120, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
Gift of Jim Morton, 1974.
Collection is open for research.
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|Item 1: Elijah Broughton to his wife, Lydia, 1815 January 20 ( 2.0 p. ) (Photocopy.)|
|Sent from Bermuda. Telling her of his life on board the prisoner of war ship off the coast of Bermuda.|