War Between the States

Served as Lieutenant of the 1st Maryland Potomac Home Brigade Cavalry

Wounded and captured at Hagerstown, Md., and escaped from a Rebel prison!

1 1/2 pages, (page one) is 5 x 8, (page 2) is 5 x 4 1/2, in ink, written by Alexander M. Briscoe.

Baltimore, June 19th, 1868

Dr. Col.,

It has been some time since I have seen you, yet I thought you ought to know how the Soldiers and Sailors Convention is getting along. We are prospering very fine and anticipate a large gathering on the 25 inst.

Col., tonight, the Hon. E. Beatty Groff, President of the Democratic Association of Balt. City, has tendered to us the use of their hall for our National State Convention to be held here on the 25th. If there is any further information or anything I can do for you I will be glad to serve you by letting me know.

I am Col.,
Very Respectfully,
Your obt. Servant,
Alexander M. Briscoe
Ex Lieut. Cole's Cavalry

Light age toning and wear. Scarce Maryland Civil War unit.

Lieutenant Alexander M. Briscoe, served in Co. I, 1st Maryland Potomac Home Brigade Cavalry. He was wounded and captured on July 29, 1864, at Hagerstown, Md., and confined in Confederate prisons in Macon, Ga., and Columbia, S.C. He escaped from the prison at Columbia, on February 18, 1865, and was mustered out of service on June 28, 1865, at Harpers Ferry. After the war, Briscoe was active in veteran's affairs, serving as National Inspector General of the G.A.R.

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