The Photographic History of the Civil War
                  Volume 7 -
Prisons and Hospitals

  Libby Prison at the Close of the War



Libby Prison at the Close of the War

The Stars and Stripes are floating at last over the big brick building where so many men who owed them allegiance have wearied, through the monotonous days, months, and years watching the sluggish flow of the James. The crowd in front is largely composed of Negroes who have come to draw rations. This building has often been incorrectly called a tobacco warehouse. As a matter of fact, it was originally the establishment of William Libby & Son, ship chandlers, 20th and Cary Streets. The sign had been removed before this photograph was taken, but it may be plainly deciphered in the picture on page 57 showing Libby Prison early in the war.

page 91  in 1911 book

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