|Creator:||Knox, Charles H., fl. 1864|
|Title:||Charles H. Knox diary and letters|
|Quantity:||0.03 Linear feet (1 folder; MS 3430 to MS 3435 housed together in 1 half box)|
Charles H. Knox enlisted January 5, 1864 in Company L, Connecticut 1st Cavalry. He was captured at Craig's Church, Virginia on May 5, 1864 and taken to Andersonville Prison in Georgia. Knox was finally sent to Florence (South Carolina) stockade for exchange.
The collection consists of a memoir written by Charles H. Knox based upon a diary kept as a prisoner that describes the battle which resulted in his capture, the trip to Andersonville by train, the layout of the prison using a hand drawn map, the shelters of either tents or holes dug in the ground, the food and prices, the number of prisoners arriving on various days, punishments, hangings and exchange of prisoners. He includes maps and drawings of the prison grounds. There are also two letters to his wife. One letter informing her of his imprisonment and the other from Annapolis telling her that he was exchanged on February 26, 1865.
Arranged in chronological order.
Portions of this collection have been digitized and are available online as part of America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia.
Charles H. Knox diary and letters, 1864-1865. MS 3432. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.