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Charles H. Knox diary and letters, 1864-1865

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Type: Text | Correspondence | Diaries
Creator: Knox, Charles H., fl. 1864
Title: Charles H. Knox diary and letters, 1864-1865
Date: 1864-1865
Description: The collection consists of a memoir written by Charles H. Knox based upon a diary kept as a prisoner that describes the battle which resulted in his capture, the trip to Andersonville by train, the layout of the prison using a hand drawn map, the shelters of either tents or holes dug in the ground, the food and prices, the number of prisoners arriving on various days, punishments, hangings and exchange of prisoners. He includes maps and drawings of the prison grounds. There are also two letters to his wife. One letter informing her of his imprisonment and the other from Annapolis telling her that he was exchanged on February 26, 1865.

Charles H. Knox enlisted January 5, 1864 in Company L, Connecticut 1st Cavalry. He was captured at Craig's Church, Virginia on May 5, 1864 and taken to Andersonville Prison in Georgia. Knox was finally sent to Florence (South Carolina) stockade for exchange.

America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia received support from a Digitizing Historical Records grant awarded to the Atlanta History Center, Georgia Historical Society, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Digital Library of Georgia by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Subjects: Knox, Charles H., fl. 1864 | Andersonville Prison | Florence Prison (S.C.) | United States. Army. Connecticut Artillery Regiment, 1st (1862-1865). Company L | Capital punishment--Georgia--Andersonville | Hanging--Georgia--Andersonville | Prisoners of war--Georgia--Andersonville--Personal narratives | Prisoners of war--Maryland--Annapolis--Personal narratives | Prisoners of war--South Carolina--Florence--Personal narratives. | Prisoners--Abuse of--United States--History | Prisoners--Georgia--Andersonville--Correspondence | Prisoners--Georgia--Andersonville | Prisons--Georgia--Andersonville--Pictorial works | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons | Andersonville (Ga.) | Sumter County (Ga.)
Contributors: Hargrett Library
Online Publisher: [Athens, Ga.] : Digital Library of Georgia in association with the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 2012
Original Material: Charles H. Knox diary and letters, 1864-1865. MS 3432. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.
Rights and Usage: Cite as: Charles H. Knox diary and letters, 1864-1865. MS 3432. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries., as presented in the Digital Library of Georgia.
Persistent Link to Item: http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/harg/turningpoint/id:harg3432-001-001

Related Institutions: Digital Library of Georgia
Georgia Historical Society
Atlanta History Center
Hargrett Library
Collection Information: America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia