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Prisons -- Georgia -- Andersonville

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Letter from James Ormond to Henry Ward Beecher

Identifier: ahc.MSS261f
Scope and Content This typed transcription of a letter from James Ormond of Atlanta, Georgia to Reverend Henry Ward Beecher is dated January 24, 1876 and is entitled "The Secret of Andersonville". The letter is a rebuttal to an article Beecher wrote in the Christian Union regarding the conditions at Andersonville prison in Georgia.
Dates: 1876

William Albert Crouse papers

Identifier: 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...
Dates: 1864