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Title A Relic of the Confederate Prison Pen on Johnson's Island, Lake Erie, in 1862 And Reminiscences Connected Therewith
Object Name Newspaper
Scope & Content Article published in the Fernandina News on May 12, 1892. A Relic of the Confederate Prison Pen on Johnson's Island, Lake Erie, in 1862 And Reminiscences Connected Therewith.
Capt. T. H. Livingston, of Fernandina, found an old program of the "Rebel Thespians, one of several social organizations among Confederate officers in the U. S. military prison on Johnson's Island, Ohio during 1862 to 1865. There were three social organizations: Rebel Thespians, Rebelonians, and Ainsagationians. The entertainment provided by the organizations enabled thousands of Confederate officers to endure the prison life.
Capt. W. D. Ballantine kept a daily record of his imprisonment in a small leather-covered book.
Plays included a five-act melo-Drama called Battle of Gettysburg!
Proceeds were to be applied to relief of small pox patients.
Lists of participants are given.
Also a list of those unaccounted for is given. (One of three parts published.)
Catalog Number 2004.033.012
Collection AIMH
Accession number 2004.033
Caption newspaper clipping
Number of images 1
People Livingston, T. B. (Capt.)
Ballantine, W. D. (Capt.)
Search Terms Confederate Prison Pen
Johnson's Island
Rebel Thespians
Subjects Civil war
Prisoners of war
Actors
Drama clubs
Classification War