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Johnson's Island Confederate Prisoner of War Camp Autograph Album. 6" x 4.5". With leather bound boards, bound with string. The book, belonging to a Mrs. E.B. Bonaparte, contains seven autographs of Confederate prisoners who were captured at Trousdale Ferry, Port Hudson, and Shelbyville between May-July 1863. The names of the seven soldiers are as follows: W.I. Fain, James Spence, J. Alison Ross, John R. Fellows, J.H. Wiggins, J.A. Minnis, and N.J. George. Each autograph is on a small card that has then been mounted on the album pages. The front cover is decorated with a Confederate flag, surrounded by a wreath. Johnson's Island, Ohio in Lake Erie was a prisoner of war camp opened on March 12th, 1862 primarily to incarcerate Confederate officers. Over the next three years, 15,000 prisoners were housed there. They included not only Confederate officers but also enlisted men, spies, and political prisoners. More than two hundred of those prisoners would parish there. Condition: The cover and spine is slightly worn and the front image is faded, but the binding is sound. The inner pages are mildly toned, else very good. HID03101242017

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47163: Johnson's Island Confederate Prisoner of War Cam

Estimate $720 - $1,080Oct 26
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Dallas, TX, USA
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Sandra Palomino
Director Historical Manuscripts