"Our Prisoners in Rebel Hands"
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
This article from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports on the living conditions experienced by Union soldiers in a Confederate prison. James W. Vanderhoef, a Union soldier from Brooklyn, spent a year in Libby Prison following his capture at the Battle of Gettysburg on July 1, 1863.
A portion of the article is presented here; to read the entire article from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle Online, click here: "Our Prisoners in Rebel Hands: Life in the Libby Prison" (November 6, 1863).
For more on Libby Prison, see Documents 62, 63, and 72.
Citation - Document 57
Brooklyn Daily Eagle Online
November 6, 1863
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