United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Prisoners and prisons
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 15 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.
Collection — Folder S0556
Scope and Contents This typed paper of Alfred Gude’s Civil War experiences tells of the awful conditions as a Union prisoner, of his three attempted escapes, and his final successful escape from Confederate captivity. After two years of hard fighting, Alfred was captured on May 3, 1863, near Rome, Georgia, by General Nathan Bedford Forrest and General Rody. As prisoners, the Union soldiers were sent to Atlanta, and then shipped to Libby Prison in Richmond, Virginia. In Libby, they were closely guarded for a...
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 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 S0677
Scope and Contents This collection contains photocopies of extracts from Charles Wesley Homsher's diary titled, "A Few Notes While in Andersonville Prison, Georgia" and the typewritten transcription of the diary entries. The diary relates Homsher's experiences during the Civil War from the time of his capture on July 31, 1864 at Clinton, Georgia until his release and discharge from military service in June, 1865. Also included are informational handouts from the Andersonville Prison Park - National Cemetery that...
Collection — Folder S027
Scope and Contents This collection includes a letter from Edward L. Andrews in Indianapolis, Indiana to his mother, Sarah E. Andrews, on June 14, 1863 regarding watch duties, the capturing of Confederates, and treason while serving with the Union army during the American Civil War.
Collection — Folder S1154
Scope and Contents The collection includes a signed, typed transcript of Edward S. Scott’s journal, 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 — Folder S626
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 Civil War diary kept by Samuel Heineken during 1862-1863 and an 1888 roster of the Third Indiana Cavalry Regiment.
Collection — Folder S2569
Scope and Contents The collection consists of letters written by Flinn to his wife and daughter during his service in the Civil War, as well as his 1862 discharge papers, some army-related documents, and a letter to Mrs. Margaret Flinn dated 1876. Some of the materials are fragile. The topics included in Flinn’s letters include army life, his health, and related matters.Item Listing:1861, Aug. 2 Discharge Papers, Indianapolis1862, June 25 ALS, John Flinn to Margaret and Zora...
Collection — Folder S2604