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[Illustration: QUESTIONING A PRISONER.]

FAMOUS ADVENTURES AND PRISON ESCAPES OF THE CIVIL WAR

[Illustration]

NEW YORK THE CENTURY CO.

1913

Copyright 1885, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1893, by

THE CENTURY CO.

CONTENTS

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WAR DIARY OF A UNION WOMAN IN THE SOUTH 1

THE LOCOMOTIVE CHASE IN GEORGIA 83

A ROMANCE OF MORGAN'S ROUGH RIDERS 116

COLONEL ROSE'S TUNNEL AT LIBBY PRISON 184

A HARD ROAD TO TRAVEL OUT OF DIXIE 243

ESCAPE OF GENERAL BRECKINRIDGE 298

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QUESTIONING A PRISONER Frontispiece

THE LOCOMOTIVE CHASE 85

GENERAL JOHN H. MORGAN 117

MAP OF THE MORGAN RAID 118

THE FARMER FROM CALFKILLER CREEK 123

GENERAL DUKE TESTS THE PIES 125

HOSPITALITIES OF THE FARM 131

LOOKING FOR THE FOOTPRINTS OF THE VAN 137

CORRIDOR AND CELLS IN THE OHIO STATE PENITENTIARY CAPTAIN HINES'S CELL 161

EXTERIOR OF THE PRISON EXIT FROM TUNNEL 163

WITHIN THE WOODEN GATE 167

OVER THE PRISON WALL 171

"HURRY UP, MAJOR!" 175

CAPTAIN HINES OBJECTS 178

COLONEL THOMAS E. ROSE 185

A CORNER OF LIBBY PRISON 187

LIBBY PRISON IN 1865 189

MAJOR A.G. HAMILTON 191

LIBBY PRISON IN 1884 197

LIBERTY! 223

FIGHTING THE RATS 230

SECTION OF INTERIOR OF LIBBY PRISON AND TUNNEL 233

GROUND PLAN OF LIBBY PRISON AND SURROUNDINGS 235

LIEUTENANTS E.E. SILL AND A.T. LAMSON 255

WE ARRIVE AT HEADEN'S 263

THE ESCAPE OF HEADEN 271

GREENVILLE JAIL 277

PINK BISHOP AT THE STILL 283

ARRIVAL HOME OF THE BAPTIST MINISTER 285

SURPRISED AT MRS. KITCHEN'S 291

THE MEETING WITH THE SECOND OHIO HEAVY ARTILLERY 295

SAND AS A DEFENSE AGAINST MOSQUITOS 307

SEARCHING FOR TURTLES' EGGS 310

THROUGH A SHALLOW LAGOON 313

EXCHANGING THE BOAT FOR THE SLOOP 315

OVER A CORAL REEF 325

A ROUGH NIGHT IN THE GULF STREAM 331

FAMOUS ADVENTURES AND PRISON ESCAPES OF THE CIVIL WAR

WAR DIARY OF A UNION WOMAN IN THE SOUTH

EDITED BY G.W. CABLE

The following diary was originally written in lead pencil and in a book the leaves of which were too soft to take ink legibly. I have it direct from the hands of its writer, a lady whom I have had the honor to know for nearly thirty years. For good reasons the author's name is omitted, and the initials of people and the names of places are sometimes fictitiously given. Many of the persons mentioned were my own acquaintances and friends. When, some twenty years afterward, she first resolved to publish it, she brought me a clear, complete copy in ink. It had cost much trouble, she said; for much of the pencil writing had been made under such disadvantages and was so faint that at times she could decipher it only under direct sunlight. She had succeeded, however, in making a copy, verbatim except for occasional improvement in the grammatical form of a sentence, or now and then the omission, for brevity's sake, of something unessential. The narrative has since been severely abridged to bring it within magazine limits... Continue reading book >>




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