Chapter

Where is Your Letter?:

David R. Bush

in I Fear I Shall Never Leave This Island

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780813037448
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780813042305 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813037448.003.0003
Where is Your Letter?:

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This chapter explains the rules for sending and receiving mail as a prisoner-of-war. Prisoners were restricted in how much mail they could write and receive. The interaction between Wesley and Kate is developed by the first letters written. Concerns of health and exchange are introduced and continue as themes throughout the book. Wesley even starts to send Kate “gutta-percha” jewelry made by the prisoners on the island.

Keywords: gutta-percha; exchange; Hard Rubber; 18th Virginia Cavalry

Chapter.  4990 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Military History

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