Fort Fisher

Fort Fisher
Fort Fisher, NE Bastion. Frank Vizetelly (National Geographic)

Monday, September 30, 2013

Morfit's Letter

While looking for more information on the CSS Oconee earlier this month, I came across this item of interest from the Schuyler Rumsey Philatelic Auctions site which was offering a letter addressed to Asst. Surgeon Chas. M. Morfit, CS Navy Portsmouth. //// The auctioneers expected to get from between $300 and $400 for it. //// Dr. Charles M. Morfit (1838-1925) received his medical degree from the University of Maryland. He became an assistant surgeon in the U.S. Navy in 1861, but resigned to join the Confederacy. //// He served on the CSS Ivy, Arkansas, Stono, Albemarle, Oconee and Chicakamuga. He was captured and imprisoned at Old Capitol Prison and later Fort McHenry. I wonder if he was at Old Capitol when John Wilkes Booth was hanged? ---Old B-Runner

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