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Collection number: ahc.MSS609f
Scope and Content This collection contains a transcription of a diary kept by William Albert Crouse from May to August of 1864. It also contains a letter dated January 22, 1865, from Augustus H. McFarland to William’s wife Margaret Crouse. The diary contains daily records of the weather, personal health, meals and general conditions inside Andersonville Prison. According to Crouse the prisoners’ rations generally consisted of cornbread or corn flakes most days, but were occasionally supplemented by bacon or “old...