United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Prisoners and prisons
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Content This collection contains articles, certificates, correspondence, deeds, a ledger, military records, and school assignments. The majority of the records consist of deeds dated 1832-1887 of properties purchased by John Marshall Berry in Rome, Georgia. Included are deeds for one half of a commercial lot bought by Charles H. Smith, former mayor of Rome, Georgia, and one for 22 Bull Street in Savannah, Georgia. There is a merchant ledger dated 1864-1869 perhaps belonging to John Marshall Berry...
Dates: 1832-1965, undated
Scope and Content This collection includes a typed transcription of a diary of Captain James Robert McMichael written while a prisoner-of-war. The collection also contains typed transcriptions of letters received while in prison at Fort Delaware, names of units of fellow prisoners, and their signatures, a poem by Captain Jas. R. McCallum of Knoxville, Tennessee; and a tally of Confederate officers sent from Fort Delaware on board the USS Crescent to Morris Island.
Scope and Content This collection contains primarily the personal and professional papers of Beverly Means DuBose, Jr. The bulk of the personal papers document DuBose's military service in the United States Navy. There is an assortment of training materials and periodicals issued by a variety of military agencies. Also included in this series are a few presentations given by DuBose and materials pertaining to the anti-communism movement in the United States in the early 1960s. The professional papers...
Dates: 1802-1985, undated
Scope and Content This collection contains a photo copy of a letter written by Union soldier E. R. Perry to his aunt in New Hope, Pennsylvania, on November 23, 1863 from Fort Warren, Boston Harbor, Massachusetts. The letter mentions captured officers from the "rebel ram Atlanta", now prisoners of war.
Scope and Content This collection contains two transcribed letters. The first letter of the collection was written by Hosea Garrett, Jr. to his uncle, Reverend Hosea Garrett, on August 1, 1864. This letter provides a detailed account of the Atlanta Campaign, and the fighting that occurred on July 27, 1864. In his account, Garrett notes that not only were Confederate troops far outnumbered, but General Walker was also killed early in the battle, making the troops disorganized and ineffective. Due to their lack of...
Scope and Contents of the Records This collection contains transcripts of letters written by John Craig Evans to his wife, Annie, from December 1864- June 1865. Most of the letters were written in Petersburg, Virginia and consist of questions about his children, family, and home life. Evans letters also note an increasing amount of desertions as troop conditions become harsher, and mention his involvement in the Battle of Hatchers Run and the Battle of Fort Stedman. On April 1, 1865 John Craig Evans was captured at the Battle...
Scope and Content This collection contains military records, genealogies, and photocopies of family records written inside a bible. Of particular interest is Hall's diary (1863-1865), which contains financial records, notes, and a copy of a letter from his future wife. Also included are copies of John S. T. Hall's records in a Confederate Roll of Prisoners of War, and a copy of Hall's appointment as a notary public in 1875.
Dates: 1863-2003, undated
Scope and Content This collection consists of a letter from Joshua Gilbert to his family, a description of United States Army prisoner of war camps in the Civil War, one deed to a cemetery plot, and one clipping from the Atlanta Constitution with Gilbert's obituary.
Scope and Content This collection consists of a letter written by Nathaniel Wiley Harbin to his father about the First Battle of Manassas. Harbin gives an account of the battle, where he acted as a "skirmisher," and describes the rout of the Federal army and the supplies they abandoned during their retreat. Harbin includes a casualty list for his company and writes about the capture of Federal prisoners.
Dates: 1861 July 30
Scope and Content This collection consists of genealogical information about John Wesley Stipe as well as typewritten and handwritten memoirs of his childhood, the days of his first marriage, Civil War service, and career as a Methodist Episcopal circuit pastor. His typewritten memoirs describe life in rural antebellum Georgia including such activities as justice courts, log rolling, and corn shucking. Of particular interest are two handwritten journal entries, written in the style of a newspaper series,...
Dates: 1864-2003, undated; Majority of material found within 1864 - 1961
Scope and Content This collection contains letters written by Roderick Perry and his family and friends of Warsaw, Kentucky. Also included are letters to soldiers requesting help from Kate Perry, Perry's adjutant handbook, and business cards of merchants supplying goods to prisioners of war.
Dates: 1841 - 1926
Scope and Content This collection consists primarily of letters written by Samuel L. Roe and C.W.G. Roe while the brothers were serving in Company H, 15th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, during the United States Civil War. The letters describe troop movements; weather conditions; rations; the lack of adequate shoes, clothing, and pay; and other details regarding living and battle conditions during the war. Of particular interest are comments in the letters about taking "Yankee" prisoners, religious...
Dates: 1841-1875, undated
Scope and Content This collection contains a transcription of a diary kept by William Albert Crouse from May to August of 1864. It also contains a letter dated January 22, 1865, from Augustus H. McFarland to William’s wife Margaret Crouse. The diary contains daily records of the weather, personal health, meals and general conditions inside Andersonville Prison. According to Crouse the prisoners’ rations generally consisted of cornbread or corn flakes most days, but were occasionally supplemented by bacon or “old...