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Entry by Samuel Elliot, October 11, 1864

"Drawing Rations," 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 diary entry on October 11, 1864 described a hierarchical system within the prison camp at the Florence Stockade in South Carolina that left some of the prisoners with very little food and clothing. (By Brenna McKelvey)


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