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Samuel Beckett Boyd Diary

Identifier: MS-0248
Abstract Samuel Beckett Boyd kept this diary while imprisoned at Camp Chase from January 1, 1865 to April 3, 1865. In it, he describes the weather, his diet, his journey to Camp Chase, letters he has written to and received from family and friends, rumors (especially rumors of prisoner exchanges) he has heard, men released from prison (particularly men who have sworn loyalty to the Union forces as a condition of their release), men transferred into the prison, and his health and the health of the...
Dates: 1865 January 1-April 3

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