Prisoners of war
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Folder S0859
Scope and Contents This collection contains a one-page typewritten biographical sketch of Alexander Lydy written by his granddaughter, Dorothy Schroeder, circa 1966. Besides basic biographical information, Schroeder mentions some of the battles that Lydy was involved in while serving in the Union army during the Civil War and his experience with the "Providence Spring" at Andersonville Prison in Georgia.
Dates: circa 1966
Collection — Folder S3322
Scope and Contents This collection includes an October 23, 1863 letter written by Ambrose A. Stevens and sent to his father from the Invalid Corps headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana during the American Civil War. He mentions that he had been placed in command of Camp Morton to guard 2,300 Rebel prisoners and that he had his "hands about full." He also mentions the price of butter and cheese and notes that these items are miserable in the local market.
Collection — Folder S425
Scope and Contents This collection includes a photocopied pamphlet from Calvin Stratton Engle in Winchester, Indiana ranging from 1864 to 1865 regarding his experiences as a prisoner of war in southern prison camps and a photocopied listing of men with Civil War or World War I military or naval service who have been getting mail from the Union City, Indiana Post Office .
Dates: 1864-1865, 1914-1918
Collection — Folder S1493
Scope and Contents This collection includes photostatic copies of War Department records regarding Camp Morton at Indianapolis, Indiana. Ranging from 1862 to 1865, the copied records include inspection reports, post general and special orders, and correspondence regarding the prisoners and conditions at the camp. The collection also includes four typewritten pages of annotated notes regarding the copied records. Correspondents include Dr. John S. Bobbs, Joseph B. Brown, Henry C. Carrington, John M. Cuyler, James...
Collection — Folder S1154
Scope and Contents The collection includes a signed, typed transcript of Edward S. Scott’s journal, dated February 9-18, 1864, describing his attempted escape from Libby Prison in Richmond Virginia through the Yankee tunnel with over 100 other prisoners of war.
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents This collection includes several letters from members of the Heineken family, particularly to or from Christian, Samuel and Thomas Heineken, in Ohio, Indiana, and Great Britain ranging from 1810 to 1888 regarding settlement in Indiana and Ohio, family life, travel, weather, cholera epidemics, national politics, and farming. There is also a U.S. Civil War diary kept by Samuel Heineken during 1862-1863 and an 1888 roster of the 3rd Indiana Cavalry.
Collection — Folder SP057
Scope and Contents This collection contains the administrative files of the Indiana War History Commission, including a detailed history of the group, publication plans and ingoing and outgoing correspondence. The commission collected information from most Indiana counties during World War I. This information falls into two categories: service records of soldiers, used for the publication of the "Gold Star Honor Roll" and "Indiana's Roll of Honor"; and war histories, records of civilian activities,...
Collection — Folder S2374
Scope and Contents This collection contains photocopies of two items of correspondence between Jonathan T. Rogers and his mother, Elizabeth Dawson. The first letter is dated June 21, 1864 and was written by Dawson to her son after learning he was alive. The second letter was written to Dawson by Rogers on September 20, 1864 while he was a prisoner at Camp Ford near Tyler, Texas. In his letter he describes the camp, mentions the number of soldiers imprisoned, prisoner exchanges and the possibility of his getting...