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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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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 … Continue reading

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9 June 1862: “On Duty from 7 AM till 12 1/2 P.M. was pretty busy 162 prisoners of war came in on the cars from Strasbourg”

Item description: Entry from the diary of Newton Wallace, Company I, 27th Massachusetts Volunteers, describing Confederate prisoners of war coming in on a train from “Strasbourg” (presumably, this is Strasburg, Virginia) while on duty in Virginia. Wallace’s entry from 10 … Continue reading

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4 October 1861: “He has many admirers & strangers who visit the island, exhibit great eagerness to get a sight of him.”

Item description: Diary entry, 4 October 1861, of Thomas Sparrow, captain of Company A, 7th North Carolina Infantry (“Washington Grays”), written while Sparrow was imprisoned at Governor’s Island, N.Y. The entry continues a thread from the previous day, giving an … Continue reading

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3 October 1861: “An improvement in the treatment of the prisoners at the Castle & the Baltimore political prisoners. Taken out to walk & sun, twice a day.”

Item description: Diary entry, 3 October 1861, of Thomas Sparrow, captain of Company A, 7th North Carolina Infantry (“Washington Grays”), written while Sparrow was imprisoned at Governor’s Island, N.Y. Thomas Sparrow (1819-1884), a native of New Bern and resident of … Continue reading

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