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United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Prisoners and prisons

Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Anderson family collection

Identifier: MS 2764

This collection primarily contains the correspondence of James W. Anderson (1797-1881), his wife Mary Minor Anderson (1810-1865), and their son Captain James Anderson (1831-1920).

Dates: 1795-1894

Cooke papers

Identifier: MS 3253

This collection contains correspondence and ephemera related to Adolphus Cooke, a Confederate soldier, and his family, circa 1862-1915.

Dates: 1862 July 24-1915 April 14

Dr. J. Hanson Thomas manuscript collection

Identifier: MS 3091

This collection contains the correspondence of Dr. John Hanson Thomas sent during his imprisonment during the Civil War. Dr. Thomas and his wife, Annie Campbell Thomas, née Gordon, wrote each other almost every day during his time as a prisoner of war from September 1861 to February 1862, and letters between the couple make up the majority of the collection. These letters discuss daily life in the prison camp, political views, current events, and family matters.

Dates: 1861 - 1862

Fort Warren prison records

Identifier: MS 1957
Abstract This collection includes the records of Fort Warren's prisoners from August 1861-February 1862. The entries were written by individual prisoners and usually give name, rank or office, place of residence and arrest. Records often describe conditions and/or reasons for arrest, time of arrest, and places detained, and include some commentary. Some of the entries are just signatures, however. Many entries are from prisoners arrested for political reasons without clear charges or due process of...
Dates: 1861-1862

Lawrence Sangston collection

Identifier: MS 3255

This collection contains Lawrence Sangston's 1863 handwritten manuscript entitled, "Personal Journal of a Prisoner of State," detailing his experience as a political prisoner during the Civil War. The manuscript was published in the same year by Kelly, Hedian & Piet by the title, "The Bastiles of the North". The collection also contains appendices to the manuscript, two Civil War scrapbooks, ephemera, and a carte de viste photograph of Sangston.

Dates: 1863 - 1932