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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Confederate prisons. (search)
Confederate prisons. Libby, Belle Isle, Castle Thunder, and Danville prisons, in Virginia; Salisbury prison, in North Carolina; Andersonville and Millen prisons, in Georgia; and Charleston, in South The prison-pen at Millen. Carolina, were theased, bearing the marks of the Sanitary Commission. Over 3,000 boxes were sent to the captives in Libby Prison, and on Belle Isle, in the James River near by, which were withheld from the sufferers. The treatment of the prisoners in the Libby was no worse than in other prisons, nor nearly so bad as on Belle Isle and at Andersonville. That island is in the James River, in front of Richmond, containing a few acres. A part of it was a grassy bluff, with a few trees, and a part was a low, sandy Suffice it to say that unimpeachable testimony proves that they were far more malignant and intense than at Libby or Belle Isle. They were worse after the elder Winder arrived. At one time more than 30,000 human beings were crowded into that awf
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dahlgren, Ulric, 1842- (search)
Dahlgren, Ulric, 1842- Artillery officer; born in Bucks county, Pa., in 1842; son of Rear-Admiral Dahlgren. At the outbreak of the Civil War he became aide first to his father and later to General Sigel, and was Sigel's chief of artillery at the second battle of Bull Run. He distinguished himself in an attack on Fredericksburg and at the battle of Chancellorsville, and on the retreat of the Confederates from Gettysburg he led the charge into Hagerstown. He lost his life in a raid undertaken for the purpose of releasing Daiquiri, where the American army of invasion disembarked. National prisoners at Libby prison and Belle Isle, near King and Queen's Court-house, Va., March 4, 1864.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Goss, Warren Lee 1838- (search)
Goss, Warren Lee 1838- Author; born in Brewster, Mass., Aug. 19, 1838; received an academic education and studied law; served in the Civil War; was captured and imprisoned in Libby, Belle Isle, Andersonville, Charleston, and Florence, S. C.; released in November, 1865. His publications include The soldier's story of captivity at Andersonville; The recollections of a private; In the Navy, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kilpatrick, Hugh Judson (search)
d thrown down their arms and fled into the city. At Spottsylvania Court-house about 500 of his best men, led by Col. Ulric Dahlgren, a dashing young officer, diverged from the main column for the purpose of striking the James River Canal above Richmond, destroying as much of it as possible, and, crossing the James River, attacked the Confederate capital on the south simultaneously with the attack of Kilpatrick on the north. The object of this move was to liberate the Union prisoners at Belle Isle, on the James River, in front of Richmond. Kilpatrick, disappointed in not hearing Dahlgren's guns, and hard pressed by the Confederates as he attempted to penetrate the second line of defences, withdrew after a sharp fight, and halted 6 miles from Richmond. He was pursued by the Confederates, with whom he skirmished, and returned to his place of departure. Meanwhile Dahlgren, misled by a negro guide, failed to cross the James River, but struck the outer line of fortifications on the no
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Winder, John Henry 1800-1865 (search)
Winder, John Henry 1800-1865 Military officer; born in Maryland in 1800; graduated at the United States Military Academy in 1820; promoted captain of the 1st Artillery in October, 1842; served in the Mexican War, winning distinction at Contreras, Churubusco, Chapultepec, and the fall of the city of Mexico; promoted major in November, 1860; resigned in the following April and joined the Confederate army, in which he was appointed a brigadiergeneral and given command of Richmond, having under his charge Belle Isle and Libby prison. Later he was placed in command of the Andersonville prison, Ga. He died in Branchville, S. C., Feb. 9, 1865. See Confederate prisons.