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!UNKNOWN LABEL

Label
1863-1865
Inclusive dates
1863-1865
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Autograph book, 1863-1865, of Lieutenant John R. Cason of the 17th Mississippi Infantry while a prisoner of war at Fort Delaware and at the prison at Hilton Head, South Carolina. Autographs and inscriptions by his fellow prisoners from commands from the states of Virginia, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. Book also contains a list of the 600 Confederate officers sent from Fort Delaware to Morris Island, South Carolina, to be placed under fire in retaliation for Union officers being held in Charleston, South Carolina, under fire. Cason, one of these 600 officers, lists the names of these officers, their ranks, commands, dates and places of capture, and their residences
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Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
From Marshall County, Mississippi, John R. Cason was a lieutenant in Company I, 17th Mississippi Infantry. Captured during the battle of Gettysburg, Cason was sent to Fort Delaware. He later was part of the 600 Confederate officers sent to Morris Island, South Carolina, and placed under fire. Cason later was held at the Union prison at Hilton Head, South Carolina. He married Susan M. Bryant of Marshall County, Mississippi, 14 August 1866.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Autograph book
Label
!UNKNOWN LABEL
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
1
Immediate source of acquisition
Lohman, Southgate L, Sr.
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000504483
Reproduction note
Photostats (negative)
Type of unit
v. (64 leaves).

Library Locations

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