7 October 1863: Drawing of Johnson’s Island Prison, Sandusky Bay near Sandusky, Ohio

Item description: Drawing, dated 7 October 1863, by Joseph Mason Kern, a member of the 13th Virginia Regiment, C.S.A.  The illustration depicts Johnson’s Island Prison in Sandusky Bay, Ohio, where Kern was imprisoned.


Item citation: From folder 2 of the Joseph Mason Kern Papers, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Item caption: Prison on Johnson Island, Sandusky Bay,  near Sandusky, Ohio.  Oct 7th 1863.

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