Pontiac, Michigan, 1863. Paperback. Very Good. Item #21-3125
Two newspaper columns (newspaper unknown) 9 x 2.25", glued to an album page 8.5 x 11". Clippings have a little bit of glue staining else good to very good condition, album sheet stained. The article is a letter written from Libby Prison by Colonel H. LaFavour, 22d Michigan. He details the conditions "their treatment has been very severe indeed; blankets, haversacks...everything except their own immediate wearing apparel has been taken from them. Fed on very scant rations..." He sends the names of the men in Cos. A, C-G, H, I, and the staff. There were no prisoners in Co. B and for Co. H the names of the prisoners cannot be given as there is no company officer present. There are a total of 176 officers, non-coms and privates in prison. Colonel LaFavour added that the colors are in rebel hands but "they bore the marks of over 80 bullets..." Comes with a pasted down and toned newspaper clipping from 1894 about the reunion of the 22d and the restoration of the captured flags.