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Stephen E. Payne recollection of Confederate prisons

 Collection — Box: 65
Identifier: MS-SC1153

Scope and Contents

Recollection written at Mattoon, Illinois describing his experiences at Belle Isle and the trip to Andersonville, the food they were given, treatment by guards, his experience in the hospital with scurvy and the circumstances of the exchange.


  • Created: November 14, 1867


Biographical / Historical

From Mattoon, Illinois. Served as a private in the 16th Illinois Cavalry and was taken prisoner in Georgia on January 3, 1864, first imprisoned at Belle Isle and then Andersonville. Was released in a prisoner exchange April 1, 1865.


1 folder (1 folder : .5 linear inches (.042 linear feet)) : 10 pages

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