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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