libby prison

  1. JPK Huson 1863

    Richmond's Dawn Over Ruins, Today-154-Years-Ago, April 4 1865

    Image is referred to as ' African Americans on barges, Richmond '. Using this photo from April, 1865 because yes, it is but it's also displaced civilians who fled flames and chaos, saving what they could. These Richmond citizens were some of the lucky ones. Who knows how many households are...
  2. JPK Huson 1863

    " I Think Of Thee, I Think Of Thee ", A Prisoner's Ode To His Love, His Wife

    Unidentified couple from the amazing gift the Liljenquist family made to all of through LoC. It's the photo Captain Beaudry's poem written while prisoner in Libby's tobacco warehouse Richmond made me think of, no idea why. Both are evocative of the war, maybe, and the couples whose thoughts of...
  3. JPK Huson 1863

    Ladies Where You'd Least Expect Them, POW's, Soldiers And Spies, Oh My

    From an officer's memoir's, this image depicts Libby and Son's ship's chandlery as the famous Libby prison, Richmond. Several men held there during the war wrote of a young girl captured as a trooper, discovered and exchanged. One officer's account; War provided quite a few exceptions to...

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