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Libby Prison, Richmond

Libby Prison, an 1865 photograph, from an article in 'The Outlook' Magazine, 1911

The majority of the following were taken from the Rebel adjutant's book at Libby Prison, during the winter and spring of 1864, or noted by A. O. Abbott and/or Willard Glazier during their stays in prison. They were later removed from Richmond to Danville in the early part of May, and later to Macon, Savannah, Charleston, Columbia, Charlotte, Raleigh and Goldsboro. (Contributed by Wendy Ingleston)

Adams, C. A., Captain, 1st Vt. Cav. Wallingford, VT (GL/357)
Beeman, W. M. Captain, 1st Vt. Cav. Hartford (CT/1892)
Boutin, C. W., Captain, 4th Vt. Vols., Chester, Vt. (GL/382)
Carr, C. W., Lieutenant, 4th Vt. Vols. (GL/389)
Chapin, H. C., Captain, 4th Vt. Vols., Elmira, N.Y. (GL/383)
Chase, H. R., Lieutenant, 1st Vt. Heavy Artillery, Guilford Centre, Vt. (GL/389)
Correll, H., Lieutenant, 2d Vt. Vols., New Haven Vt. (GL/389)
Cunningham, M., Lieutenant, 1st Vt. Heavy Artillery. (GL/390)
Drennan, J. S., Lieutenant, 1st Vt. Artillery, Morrisville, Vt. (GL/390)
Fisher, L. W., Lieutenant, 4th Vt. Vols, Danville, Vt. (GL/391)
Flemming, C. K., Major, 11th Vt. Vols., Bellows Falls, Vt. (GL/382)
French, H., Lieutenant, 3d Vt. Vols., Hartford, Vt. (GL/391)
Gerard, John 6th VT New Britain (CT/1888/1892)
Grant, E., Captain, 1st Vt. Cav. (GL/384)
Hart, E. R., Lieutenant, 1st Vt. Artillery, Danvers, Mass. (GL/392)
Higley, E. H., Lieutenant, 1st Vt. Cav., Castleton, Vt. (GL/393)
Higly, E. H., Lieutenant, 1st Vt. Cav., Castleton, Vt. (GL/371)
Holden, Eli, Lieutenant, 1st Vt. Cav., Barre, Vt. (GL/392)
Holman, W. C., Lieutenant, 9th Vt. Vols, West Braintree, Vt. (GL/372)
Kenfield, F., Captain, 17th Vt. Vols., Morristown, Vt. (GL/385)
Mather, E., Lieutenant, 1st Vt. Cav. Fair Haven, VT (GL/395)
Mathews, A. D., Lieutenant, 1st Vt. Artillery, Brownington, Vt. (GL/394)
Morse, A., Lieutenant, 1st Vt. Artillery, Fayetteville, Vt. (GL/394)
Needham, J. B., Lieutenant, 4th Vols., Shrewsbury, Vt. (GL/395)
Parker, E. B., Lieutenant, 1st Vt. Artillery, Providence RI (GL/396)
Pierce, Worthington, Lieutenant, 17th Vt. Vols., Woodstock, Vt. (GL/396)
Pratt, J. E., Major, 4th Vt. Vols., Bennington, Vt. (GL/382)
Richards, L. S., Lieutenant, 1st Vt. Artillery, West Concord, Vt. (GL/397)
Ross, G., Lieutenant, 7th Vt. Vols., Vergennes, Vt. (GL/377)
Sargeant, M. G., Lieutenant, 1st Vt. Artillery, Newport, VT (GL/397)
Schofield, R., Captain, 1st Vt. Cav., Brattleboro', Vt. (GL/363)
Smith, E. B., Lieutenant, 1st Vt. Artillery, Newport, Vt. (GL/397)
Stone, C. P., Lieutenant, 1st Vt. Cav. Brattleboro, VT (GL/398)
Stone, L. L. R.Q.M. , 2nd Vt. Infantry, Mt. Indoes Falls, VT October 26, 1863 Warrenton, VA (AB)
Tompson, J. S., Lieutenant, 10th Vt. Vols. (GL/399)


- Abbott, A. O. Prison Life In The South At Richmond, Macon, Savannah, Charleston, Columbia, Charlotte, Raleigh, Goldsborough And Andersonsonville. New York: Harper And Brothers, 1865. Note: Abbott includes the date and place of capture in his listings.

CT - Connecticut Prisoners of War Books, listed by year.

GL - Glazier, Willard W. "The Capture, the Prison Pen, and the Escape, giving a complete History of Prison Life in the South Principally at Richmond, Danville, Macon, Savannah, Charleston, Columbia, Belle Isle, Millin, Salisbury, and Andersonville." Hartford CT: Case, Lockwood & Brainard, Hartford, Conn. 1868

Photograph of Libby Prison, 1865 - Putnam, George Haven. "Prisoners of War: A Soldier's Narrative of Life at Libby and Danville Prisons." The Outlook March 25, 1911, p 697.