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Entry by Samuel Elliot, September 15, 1864

"Counting Us Off," Florence Stockade, Florence, South Carolina, drawing
Samuel Elliot was a member of the 36th Regiment 7th Pennsylvania Volunteer Corps in the Union Army during the Civil War. He was captured during the Battle of Wilderness on May 5-7, 1864 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. Elliot’s prison diary entry on September 15, 1864 from the Florence Stockade in South Carolina described the lack of rations for prisoners and their isolation in the encampment. (By Brenna McKelvey)


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