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Alexander Hobbs U.S. Civil War diary [Digital Version], page 40

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Title

Alexander Hobbs U.S. Civil War diary [Digital Version], page 40

Subject

Hobbs, Alexander

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons
United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 42nd (1862-1864)
Galveston, Battle of, Galveston, Tex., 1863
Prisoners of war--Texas--Houston

Description

Page 40 of an 87 page handwritten diary.
Dates of entire diary cover Nov. 21, 1862 to August 6, 1863. This page is January 14-15, 1863.

Creator

Hobbs, Alexander

Source

Alexander Hobbs diary and bible, 1861-1863, MS 370, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University. http://scholarship.rice.edu/jsp/xml/1911/26591/1/aa00363.tei.html

Publisher

Rice University

Date

January 14-15, 1863

Rights

Public domain.

Is Part Of

Format

diary

Language

English

Type

text

Identifier

aa00363_0040

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were in New England
Our corn meal for the past
few days is nothing but
cracked corn the same
asis (Regularized:as is) used for feed at
home it is extremely
hard to get down and
harder to digest but we
are onely (Regularized:only) prisoners

Jan 15

Six coulered (Regularized:colored) men have been
taken away to prison four
of them belonging to the
Harriet Lane and two are
Col.Colonel & Surgeon's boys our
but one or two were
free born but all are now
to be sold togather (Regularized:together)
such acts onely (Regularized:only) stir us
up a hatred to the insti
tution (Regularized:institution) of slavery

Our chains begin to gald
we were never born to be
held captive but our
prospect of liberty is
as small as ever
A cold norther com-