United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Prisoners and Prisons
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: https://lccn.loc.gov/sh85140264
Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Contains an unbound manuscript of Robert Duncan Chapman's published Civil War memoir.
Abstract This collection consists principally of correspondence among members of the Adams Family, the majority of which concerns the Confederate service of a son, who wrote many letters detailing army life and conditions. It also contains papers related to Homer and John Adams, prisoners of war who died before returning home, and an Adams Family history by Irving Adams, dated December 18, 1948.
Dates: 1849 - 1926; Majority of material found within 1860 - 1865
Overview Letters from seven former students while prisoners of war in northern prison camps, requesting food, clothing, books, tobacco, and money.
Overview Typescript of Curtis R. Burke's Civil War journal which includes daily entries from October 1862 to June 1865. Notable journal entries include descriptions of John Hunt Morgan's raid into Ohio in July 1863, and accounts of conditions in prison camps in Indiana and Illinois.
Abstract This is a collection of mostly personal correspondence of Jefferson Davis and his family members, in both the United States and Europe. This collection also includes three folders of photographs and other visual materials.
File — Box WSC002: , Folder: W0150.11
Scope and Contents This collection of papers and photographs deals primarily with Fort Warren, Massachusetts and Francis Bartow Bevill's time there as a prisoner of war.
Dates: 1860 - 2007
Overview Collection contains letters written by John Horry Dent, Jr. (signed J. Horry Dent) of Barbour County, Alabama, from 1861 March 15 to 1864 July 1 to his father, John Horry Dent of Eufaula, Alabama. There are also two letters written by Dent Jr.’s fellow officers to Dent's father detailing information of Dent Jr.’s part aboard the C.S.S. McRae during the battle of Forts Jackson and St. Philip and his subsequent capture and internment at Fort Warren in May 1862.
Dates: 1861 - 1864
Scope and Contents One broadside of a poem written by a Union soldier held at the Confederate Libby Prison in Richmond, Virginia, on 8 November 1861. The poem describes the food provided and the ways it was prepared at the prison in satirical verse.
Overview Original and typed copy from Radford to Lieutenant Commander T. C. Harris, discussing a possible attempt to rescue Jefferson Davis, a prisoner at Fortress Monroe.
Dates: 1865 July 15
File — Box WSC002: , Folder: W0150.08
Scope and Contents This broadside describes the conditions under which many Southern prisoners of war were suffering and solicits financial support from Southerners living in Europe during the Civil War. The Fund was intended to "mitigate some of these sufferings" although it acknowledged that some of the suffering could not be relieved.
Dates: circa 1864
Abstract Typed transcripts and one handwritten letter from a Union soldier to his parents while he was a prisoner of war at Cahaba Prison in Dallas County, Alabama, and at a parole camp near Vicksburg, Mississippi. There are also typed transcriptions of manuscripts describing prison life and the explosion of the Steamer Sultana.