Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Prison Times, volume one, number one

From Slate.com's, "The Vault," comes this rare gem:

"Confederate prisoners of war confined at Fort Delaware produced this newspaper by hand in 1865. The New York Historical Society holds one of four surviving copies, each of which was likely passed around and read by multiple prisoners. The paper numbers four pages in total."

1 comment:

Keith Muchowski said...

Thanks for posting. These were not uncommon. Confederate prisoners at Fort Lafayette in New York Harbor, for instance, published their own newspaper as well. I guess they had so much time on their hands that they filled the hours any way they could. Pretty wild.