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Box BW 2

 Container

Contains 1 Collection or Record:

Confederate prison camps narratives

 Collection — Box: BW 2, Folder: 1 [X031589213]
Identifier: MSS 16004
Scope and Contents Confederate prison camps narratives, 1864 September-1865, February 27, totaling 0.03 cubic feet, in which prisoners of war describe their experience in captivity because "no doubt some of our citizens would like to hear how prisoners of war are treated.” There is a sixteen-page account that describes the prisoner’s transportation in overcrowded freight cars without food or drink from Belle Isle, Richmond, Virginia to Salisbury, North Carolina, their time in captivity, escape plans, sleeping and...
Dates: 1865