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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 64 56 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 49 3 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 29. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 47 23 Browse Search
Benjamin Cutter, William R. Cutter, History of the town of Arlington, Massachusetts, ormerly the second precinct in Cambridge, or District of Menotomy, afterward the town of West Cambridge. 1635-1879 with a genealogical register of the inhabitants of the precinct. 42 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 31 3 Browse Search
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 28 0 Browse Search
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865 27 21 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 21 5 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 20 0 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 7: Prisons and Hospitals. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 19 3 Browse Search
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M. Tullius Cicero, Against Verres (ed. C. D. Yonge), section 119 (search)
cross streets, and by private houses. There is a third city, which because in that district there is an ancient temple of Fortune, is called Tyche, in which there is a spacious gymnasium, and many sacred buildings, and that district is the most frequented and the most populous. There is also a fourth city, which, because it is the last built, is called Neapolis, Neapolis meaning “new city,” or as we might say, Newtown, from the Greek words *ne/a po/lis, as Tyche is the Greek name of Fortune—*tu/xh compare with this passage the description of Syracuse given by Thucydides in his sixth and seventh books. in the highest part of which there is a very large theatre, and, besides that there are two temples of great beauty, one of Ceres, the other of Libera, and a statue of Apollo, which is cal<
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The treatment of prisoners during the war between the States. (search)
Captain Hatch can give you the exact number. Thus, about 472 died on the passage. I was told that 67 dead bodies had been taken from one train of cars between Elmira and Baltimore. After being received at Savannah, they had the best attention possible, yet many died in a few days. --In carrying out the exchange of disabled, sderate treatment; but we are equally assured that in nearly all the prison stations of the North--at Point Lookout, Fort McHenry, Fort Delaware, Johnson's Island, Elmira, Camp Chase, Camp Douglas, Alton, Camp Morton, the Ohio Penitentiary, and the prisons of St. Louis, Missouri--our men have suffered from insufficient food, and haccured, at the time of its evacuation in April, 1865, and was unfortunately consumed in the great conflagration. But Camp Douglas, Rock Island, Johnson's Island, Elmira, Fort Delaware, and other Federal prisons, could they find a tongue, would tell a tale of horror that should forever silence all clamor about Libby Prison and Bel
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Report of Colonel D. T. Chandler, (search)
e so far as we have gone? But our material is by no means exhausted, and we shall take up the subject again in our next issue. We propose to discuss still further the question of exchange, and then to pass to a consideration of the treatment of Confederate prisoners by the Federal authorities. We ask that any of our friends who have material illustrating any branch of this subject will forward it to us at once. We have a number of diaries of prison life by Confederates who did not find Elmira, Johnson's Island, Fort Delaware, Rock Island, Camp Douglas, Camp Chase, &c., quite so pleasant as Mr. Blaine's rose-colored picture of Northern prisons would make it appear. And we have also strong testimony from Federal soldiers and citizens of the North as to the truth of our version of the prison question. But we would be glad to receive further statements bearing on this. whole question, as we desire to prepare for the future historian the fullest possible material for the vindicatio
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The treatment of prisoners during the war between the States. (search)
a prisoner. That he was transferred to Elmira, New York, where prisoners were starved into skeletvolume on his prison life at Point Lookout and Elmira, which we would be glad to see read by all whohs for the last month and a half of my life in Elmira, and transferred the figures to my diary, whicsided at this place, twenty miles distant from Elmira, where I have resided for nearly twenty-five yern prisons, more particularly at that of Elmira, New York, where I served as one of the medical offths. I found, on commencement of my duties at Elmira, about 11,000 Rebel prisoners, fully one-thirdents and other shelter allotted to the camp at Elmira were insufficient, and crowded to the utmost ebe seen that range of mortality was no less at Elmira than at Andersonville. At Andersonville these for their mortality. With our prisoners at Elmira, no such necessity should honestly have existesoners at Andersonville, and have done duty at Elmira, confirm this statement, and which is in nowis[11 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), A Correction of the incident in reference to General Pickett. (search)
o far as they were acquainted with the facts, but their absence on service at that juncture caused them to be less familiar with all the circumstances. I will give you a narrative of what actually occurred, condensed from these sources. When the demonstration was made on Newbern, North Carolina, by the Confederates, and during the engagement, a number of prisoners were captured. Among them was a young lieutenant of artillery, whose name is not remembered, but he was probably from Elmira, New York. A day or two after the engagement, General Pickett received (from General Ord, as it is believed,) a letter by flag of truce, requesting his good offices for this young prisoner, accompanied by a bundle of clothing and a remittance of $500 in Confederate money. General Pickett sent one of his couriers (not an orderly), who had been with him for a long time and possessed his entire confidence, with dispatches for Captain Baird, who wa at General Pickett's headquarters in Petersburg, a
Eliza Frances Andrews, The war-time journal of a Georgia girl, 1864-1865, chapter 8 (search)
ld not defend its own cities nor feed its own soldiers; how could it help crowding its prisoners and giving them hard fare? I have seen both Northern and Southern prisoners, and the traces of more bitter suffering were shown in the pinched features and half-naked bodies of the latter than appeared to me even in the faces of the Andersonville prisoners I used to pass last winter, on the cars. The world is filled with tales of the horrors of Andersonville, but never a word does it hear about Elmira and Fort Delaware. The Augusta Transcript was suppressed, and its editor imprisoned merely for publishing the obituary of a Southern soldier, in which it was stated that he died of disease contracted in the icy prisons of the North. Splendid monuments are being reared to the Yankee dead, and the whole world resounds with paeans because they overwhelmed us with their big, plundering armies, while our Southern dead lie unheeded on the fields where they fought so bravely, and our real heroes,
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, Liii. (search)
e to the Secretary of War. He declined, positively, to listen to it,--the case was too aggravating. The prisoner (scarcely more than a boy) was confined at Elmira, New York. The day for the execution of his sentence had nearly arrived, when his mother made her way to the President. He listened to her story, examined the record, until a proper medical examination could be made. This was so reasonable that Mr. Lincoln acquiesced in its justice. He immediately ordered a telegram sent to Elmira, delaying the execution of the sentence. Early the next morning he sent another, by a different line, and, before the hour of execution arrived, he had sent no less than four different reprieves, by different lines, to different individuals in Elmira, so fearful was he that the message would fail, or be too late. This incident suggests another, similar only, however, in the fact that both boys were alleged to be irresponsible. A washerwoman in Troy had a son nearly imbecile as to int
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2, Chapter 45: exchange of prisoners and Andersonville. (search)
was dead. Comparative Mortalily of Federal and Confederate prisons. A correspondent of the New York Tribune adduces the logic of facts, in a very conclusive manner, in the following communication: The Elmira Gazette is authority for the following: In the four months of February, March, April, and May, 1865, out of 5,027 prisoners confined there, 1,311 died, showing a death — rate per month of 61 per cent., against less than three per cent. at Andersonville, or more than double at Elmira to that at Andersonville. Again, Mr. Keiley, in his journal of September, 1864, when confined there, kept a record of deaths for that month, and states them to be 386 out of 9,500 then there, or at a rate of four per cent. against three per cent. in Andersonville. It must also be taken into consideration that in the South our armies formed a barrier against the introduction of both food and medicine, while in our case there was abundance of everything. J. L. T. The answer of the Tr
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 4. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The exchange question-another letter from Judge Ould. (search)
h of the Savannah river, and received over thirteen thousand in return, many of whom were well men. The three thousand delivered presented as melancholy a spectacle as Andersonville ever disclosed. Most, if not all of them, had been brought from Elmira. Some died between Elmira and Baltimore-many between Baltimore and Savannah. I do not believe ten per cent. of the number are alive now. All these facts are known to Federal officers. Rebels may lie, but yet the fact is fully established bElmira and Baltimore-many between Baltimore and Savannah. I do not believe ten per cent. of the number are alive now. All these facts are known to Federal officers. Rebels may lie, but yet the fact is fully established by other evidence that the Federal authorities sent three thousand and received thirteen thousand. They would have received more if there had been accdmmodation. Why was transportation sent to Savannah for the prisoners unless I haa agreed to deliver them? Why were thirteen thousand delivered and only three thousand received if I insisted on receiving equivalents? There is nothing in the published correspondence referred to by General Butler which in any manner contests any one of the fac
f our honor, the security of our property, and the performance of all those high duties imposed upon us by our obligations to our families, our country, and our God. --Louisville Journal, May 4. President Lincoln issued a proclamation calling into the service of the United States 42,000 volunteers for three years service, and directing the increase of the regular army and navy of the United States.--(Doc. 131.) Four companies of volunteers left Buffalo, N. Y., for the rendezvous at Elmira. They were escorted to the depot by the Home Guard. Major Millard Fillmore, Ex-President, commanding in person. The Home Guard is composed of retired commissioned officers of the State Militia, and is being thoroughly drilled by Major Fillmore. About 150 members are already enrolled.--N. Y. Tribune, May 4. Two associations of ladies of New Orleans were formed for aiding and equipping volunteers, and for making lint and bandages, and nursing the sick and wounded. The meetings were ve
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