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Abstract Note This diary records William Ward's time as a prisoner of war during the Civil War, his release through officer exchange, and his activities during the last bit of the war. Throughout this diary, Ward records letters sent, money spent, and people met, as well as the weather and occasional bits of war news. As he traveled, he also mentions the food available in various parts of the South during the last year of the war. Also included are two portrait photographs of Ward and his wife, Bettie...
Dates: 1864 March 30-1865 April 6