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Charles H. Knox diary and letters

Charles H. Knox diary and letters

Descriptive Summary

Title: Charles H. Knox diary and letters
Creator: Knox, Charles H., active 1864
Inclusive Dates: 1864-1865
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms3432
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a diary kept by Charles H. Knox in which he describes the battle which resulted in his capture, travel to Andersonville Prison, layout of the prison, food and prices, number of prisoners arriving on various days, punishments, hangings and exchange of prisoners.

The collection also includes two letters Knox wrote to his wife: dated Andersonville, Georgia, May 30, 1864, regarding Knox's imprisonment; dated Annapolis, March 15, 1865, regarding his health and his exchange.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Charles H. Knox diary and letters, ms3432, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2018.

General Notes

This collection has been digitized and is available online as part of America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Andersonville Prison
Florence Prison (S.C.)
Prisoners of war -- Georgia -- Andersonville -- Personal narratives.
Prisoners of war -- Maryland -- Annapolis -- Personal narratives.
Prisoners of war -- South Carolina -- Florence -- Personal narratives.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Prisoners and prisons.
United States. Army. Connecticut Artillery Regiment, 1st (1862-1865). Company L

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Diary and letters, 1864-1865 Access Online