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6 October 1864: “I cannot get anything to read here”

Item Description: Letter dated 6 October 1864 from J. D. from prison in Ohio. He writes to his Uncle Edwin in Philadelphia about finances. Item Citation: From folder 19 in Confederate Papers, #00172, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of … Continue reading

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7 August 1864: “nothing ever happens in a prison worthy of repetition that we can tell”

Item Description: Letter dated 7 August 1864 from Joseph Wilson Alexander. He writes to his sister from prison in New England and describes the monotony of prison. Before his capture, he served as an officer in the United States Navy … Continue reading

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15 November 1863: “I am well aware that an escape from prison is attended with much difficulty as well as danger.”

Item description: Entry from a diary kept by Willard W. Glazier, who enlisted as a private in the “2nd Regiment of N. Y. Cavalry (Harris Light)” early in the war. He was captured by soldiers of the Confederate Army on … Continue reading

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8 November 1863: “I am afflicted with the scurvy, chronic diarrhœa and fever. These are the prevailing diseases here…”

Item description: Entry from a diary kept by Willard W. Glazier, who enlisted as a private in the “2nd Regiment of N. Y. Cavalry (Harris Light)” early in the war. He was captured by soldiers of the Confederate Army on … Continue reading

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31 July 1863: “Reid was taken a prisoner and was killed while he was going off over the field so I did not see him any more but I reckoned that he was willing to die…”

Item Description: Letter, dated 31 July 1863, from J. F. Coghill to his sister Mit. Coghill served with the 23rd North Carolina regiment and survived the war, living until 1926. [Item transcription available below images.] Item Citation: Folder 1 of the John … Continue reading

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