United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Poetry
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Content This bound volume, a copy of A new treatise on the use of globes, by Thomas Keith, 1832, bears a holographic copy of a satirical poem on the subject of prisoner-of-war exchanges during the Civil War. It is written in the form of a letter to Asa Hartz (pen name of Major George McKnight (1833-1869)), who was held at Johnson's Island, a prison for Confederate officers in Ohio. The author's identity is uncertain, but someone named Philip Stinchcomb wrote his name and the date 1856 on the fly leaf....
Dates: approximately 1864
Scope and Content This collection contains poems with a connection to the Civil War. The poems were cut from newspapers. Poems include Yankee Doodle's Ride to Richmond, Now and Then, The South's Call to Arms, and God Save the South.
Scope and Content This collection consists primarily of letters written by Samuel L. Roe and C.W.G. Roe while the brothers were serving in Company H, 15th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, during the United States Civil War. The letters describe troop movements; weather conditions; rations; the lack of adequate shoes, clothing, and pay; and other details regarding living and battle conditions during the war. Of particular interest are comments in the letters about taking "Yankee" prisoners, religious...
Dates: 1841-1875, undated