THE CIVIL WAR
Libby Prison

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Description Black and tan lithographic print on cardstock of Libby Prison.
Year Range from 1882
Event Civil War
Year range to 1882
Medium Cardstock/Ink
Notes Lithographic print made in 1882 and based on a photograph taken on August 23, 1863. It shows the Libby & Son warehouse in Richmond, Virginia which had been converted into a prison for Union soldiers during th Civil War. Tents for Confederate guards are in the foreground and a company of Confederate soldiers is in front of the prison. The James River is visible in the right background. Several men from the the Lake Winnebago Region were held as prisoners here. This print was sold for .50 cents by the Phil Kearney Post Number 10, Grand Army of the Republic. It was engraved by J. L. Barlow, printed by A. H. Hoen & Company, and distributed by Allen & William A. Mountcastle, all of Richmond, VA.
Object ID P1926.2
Object Name Engraving
Place Richmond, VA
Print size 9" x 9.75"
Subjects Group photographs
Male
Cotton industry
Warehouses
Prisoners of war
Prisons
Tents
Guards
Confederate States of America
Libby Prison
Title Libby Prison
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