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prisoners shown in this photograph are members of Colonel Michael Corcoran's Irish Regiment, the Sixty-ninth New York. Theytured at the first battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861. Colonel Corcoran (shown on a previous page) and his men were taken fir said United States and Confederate States, unless Colonel Corcoran, who was chosen by lot for death Around the tall, commanding figure of Colonel Michael Corcoran, of the New York Fighting Sixty-ninth, a storm raged in the summer of 1861. CCorcoran had been chosen by lot to meet the same fate as Walter W. Smith, prize-master of the schooner Enchantress, with a pruld be served as the crew of the Savannah. It fell to Colonel Corcoran to become the hostage for Smith. Since only ten otheH. Winder. The order was obeyed the next day, and Colonel Michael Corcoran of the Sixty-ninth New York was chosen by lot as e Federal officers held as hostages. As Colonel Michael Corcoran was held as hostage for Walter W. Smith, prize-ma
ever passed its doors, were deposited in Washington. The books were found to be carefully and accurately kept by the chief-clerk, E. W. Ross. were often damp and cold during the winter. A Hungarian refugee, General A. A. Schoepf, held command. No other Northern prison was so dreaded in the South as this. The only fortification in which the Confederate Government kept prisoners was Castle Pinckney at Charleston. Here for a time officers and men were confined, among them being Colonel Michael Corcoran of the Sixty-ninth New York, held as a hostage for the privateersman, Smith. Jails and penitentiaries were often used as prisons of war, but their use was generally temporary, as war does not prevent the commission of ordinary crimes. General John H. Morgan and his officers were confined in the penitentiary at Columbus, Ohio. The chief building of this class was the abandoned State penitentiary at Alton, Illinois. This building seems to have been established as a prison by o