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This diary/journal consists of entries that Sylvester Crossley kept between December of 1864, his sixth month as a prisoner of war in Marion, Georgia, and May 15, 1865, about three months after his escape. It is a first hand account of his day to day life in a southern military prison camp, his experiences while an escapee and eventual return to his unit.

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Publication Date

February 2003


118th Pennsylvania Volunteers, Fredericksburg, prisoner of war, Civil War, Civil War diary


History | Military History | United States History

Document Type

Finding Aid

MS-042: Lt. Sylvester Crossley, 118 Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers, Company H (Corn Exchange)