Civil War. POW Issued First of Exchange from a Military Prison in Charleston, South Carolina, and Da

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Civil War. POW Issued First of Exchange from a Military Prison in Charleston, South Carolina, and Da
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Charleston, South Carolina, September 24, 1864. Lot of 2 pieces that correspond with each other, Includes: Issued $50.00 First of Exchange payable in Gold, dated September 24, 1864, to be paid to the order of Thomas Jones, issued from a Confederate Military Prison in Charleston, South Carolina, drawn by Edwin Reid, 2nd Lieutenant of the Ohio Volunteer Infantry. On the back of the exchange is handwritten, "This money was received for my personal use while a prisoner of war at Charleston, S.C." with Edwin Reid's name underneath. VF condition for age; Lot also includes a 2-page corresponding document, dated September 1865, post war, which states that Thomas Jones is the owner of the $50.00 Exchange claimed against the estate of Edwin Reid (deceased), and that no payments have been made as sworn in September, 1865, Also in VF condition. Edwin Reid was a 2nd Lieutenant of the Third Ohio Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, which remained in active service until the regiment was captured by General Forrest in 1863. Edwin Reid entered service in 1861 at 18 years old, and was wounded at Dug Gap, Alabama in April 30th, 1863, and was captured at Rome, Georgia on May 3rd, 1863 and became a Prisoner of War. This promissory exchange was issued by Edwin Reid while he was a Prisoner of War in a Military Prison, and is incredibly rare, and including corresponding documents. This is the first issued POW draft or Exchange seen by the cataloger. (2)