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Letters from Libby Prison

Frederick A. Bartleson

Letters from Libby Prison

being the authentic letters written while in Confederate captivity in the notorious Libby Prison, at Richmond

by Frederick A. Bartleson

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Published by Greenwich Book Publishers in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Libby Prison,
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives

  • Edition Notes

    Statementas preserved and edited by Margaret W. Peelle
    The Physical Object
    Pagination95 p.
    Number of Pages95
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14634492M
    LC Control Number56011740

    About U.S., Civil War Prisoner of War Records, This database contains records relating to Civil War Prisoners of War (POW). The database is comprised of four National Archives (NARA) microfilm series (M, M, M, and M). Occasionally, men managed to get letters out to relatives. When permitted to send mail, inmates were forced to keep their messages to six lines. Escape Attempts. Escape attempts did, of course, occur. The Libby Prison Escape soon became known as the most successful prison break to .

      Pre-publication book reviews and features keeping readers and industry influencers in the know since the desperate actions of Union officers, held separately from enlisted men per conventions of the time, to break out of Libby Prison, a former vast tobacco warehouse on the Richmond riverfront. As the war moved through the fall of Author: Joseph Wheelan.   Libby Prison started as an old food warehouse on Tobacco Row along the James River. Captain Luther Libby, along with his son George W. Libby, leased the three-story brick building where they operated a ship chandlery and grocery , the Confederacy took over the building and turned it into a prison for Union l Thomas E. Rose, a Union officer from the 77 th.

      Here are 11 of the most requested books in American prisons. Consider donating a few to an inmate this holiday season (try some of these prison book programs) — it will definitely make a. Libby Prison Order and Correspondence Book - Libby Prison. Order and Correspondence Book of Libby Prison, from Janu , to Decem Found at prison by General Edward H. Ripley when he took command of Richmond. Dark marbled cover with white script label.


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Letters from Libby Prison being the authentic letters written while in Confederate captivity in the notorious Libby Prison, at Richmond [1st ed.] by Frederick A. Bartleson. Published by Greenwich Book Publishers in New York. Written in EnglishPages: Letters from Libby Prison: being the authentic letters written while in Confederate captivity in the notorious Libby Prison, at RichmondGreenwich Book Publishers in English - [1st ed.].

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These letters gave a startling account to a period in time that is now a part of our history books. Now, years later, Charles Robinson s great, great-nephew, Stewart J. Petrie, has collected these letters along with historical and familial notes to comprise his latest work of historical fiction, "Captive of Libby Prison."Author: Stewart J.

Petrie, Charles R. Robinson. This anonymous letter, written Decemby an inmate of Libby Prison in Richmond, Virginia and addressed to United States Senator William Wright of New Jersey, is an urgent plea for the senator's intercession in obtaining the inmate's exchange for a Confederate officer imprisoned for an unknown offence in West Virginia and for whom he himself is being held hostage, and his release from prison.

Scope and Contents. This anonymous letter, written Decemby an inmate of Libby Prison in Richmond, Virginia and addressed to United States Senator William Wright of New Jersey, is an urgent plea for the senator's intercession in obtaining the inmate's exchange for a Confederate officer imprisoned for an unknown offence in West Virginia and for whom he himself is being held.

I found "Libby Prison Breakout: The Daring Escape from the Notorious Civil War Prison" to be an extremely well written and meticulously researched volume. I believe the book to be a very important addition to the literature on the American Civil War.

Very highly recommended. Read more. 6 people found this helpful/5(21). Bartleson by far provides the most detail on the treatment of prisoners of war and the conditions of Libby Prison. He also wrote about the details of the tunnel escape on February 9, He wrote a letter each day from Januto Madescribing the daily events at Libby.

Letters from Libby Prison; being the authentic letters written while in Confederate captivity in the notorious Libby Prison, at Richmond; (New York, Greenwich Book Publishers, ), by Frederick A. Bartleson (page images at HathiTrust). A "Wildcat" in Libby Prison - Letters from Stephen Sartwell's POW Experience On Jthe Battle of Glendale raged in Henrico County, Virginia; day 6 of the Seven Days Battles.

Unable to walk after the fight due to a sprained ankle, Private Stephen Sartwell of the th Pennsylvania was captured by Texas soldiers and was sent to Author: Kendrick Gibbs. Libby Prison was a Confederate prison at Richmond, Virginia, during the American Civil gained an infamous reputation for the overcrowded and harsh conditions under which officer prisoners from the Union Army were kept.

Prisoners suffered from disease, malnutrition and a high mortality rate. LIBBY PRISON, RICHMOND, Dec. 11, ' DEAR JOHN: To-day I bought of one of the guards the inclosed photograph of Libby.

Cost $5 in Confed. money. The prison stands close to the James River, with the Kanawha Canal between – the latter close to the prison. The tents you see in the picture are the quarters of the rebel guards.

The Libby Prison Attempted Justification of the Barbarous Treatment of Prisoners of War at the South Confession that the Libby was Mined. THE LIBBY PRISON. CONFESSION THAT THE PRISON. The letters begin on 2 February and document Hopkins's imprisonment in Libby Prison in Richmond, and his wife's efforts to secure his release.

Also included are letters from other soldiers who were in prison with Hopkins and who are writing to his wife concerning his welfare. After 40 years of processing manuscript collections, I can still find some that excite me. Such is the case with a recent Civil War letter we acquired, a letter from Lieutenant Harland Richardson of the 19th Indiana (Iron Brigade) to a Mr.

Reilly on 24 April This is particularly exciting for anyone interested in. Scooter Libby Love Letters. Submit a Tip. who was sentenced today to 30 months in prison for lying to investigators and a federal grand jury examining the leak of CIA operative Valerie Plame's.

For those interested in learning about the man responsible for some of the most infamous philosophical fiction in history, Letters from Prison is an indispensable collection that offers insights into society, religion, morals, politics, and the ways of men and women.

Seeing the Elephant: One Man’s Return to the Horrors of the Civil War is a true story originally told in letters written by Lieutenant Thomas S. Armstrong of the nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry about his experiences in the Civil War.

They reported plentiful books, games of whist, and classes in Greek. There were, however, many activities that the prisoners did engage in during the daytime. Chess was the most popular pasttime, with there being chess tournaments.

The prison became one of a number of prisons that had a prison newspaper, the Libby Prison Chronicle. Elizabeth usually put the messages in empty egg shells within a basket of eggs.

The codes were also found under fine print in books and in "double bottoms" of dishes. Guards would often search her belongings, but rarely found the messages. In the end, she was able to free several prisoners form the Libby Prison.

(Record Group ) cu. ft. Overview of Records Locations Table of Contents ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY RECORDS OF THE OFFICE OF THE COMMISSARY GENERAL OF PRISONERS lin. ft. General records Records relating to individual prisoners of war Records relating to claims of former federal .Citing the "wasting away of body and mind" he experienced at the prison, Charles Carleton Coffin wrote in The Boys of '61 () that Libby "was the Inferno of the slave Confederacy.

Well might have been written over its portal, 'All hope abandon, ye who enter here.'".