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Re: Frank H. (Holcomb) Mason at Libby Prison
Posted by: Alice J. Gayley (ID *****8127) Date: August 18, 2011 at 19:25:37
In Reply to: Frank H. (Holcomb) Mason at Libby Prison by Chris Huff of 29675

What records from Libby Prison that exist are at the National Archives in Washington, DC. As you know the Confederates burned a substantial amount of records when they evacuated Richmond in April of 1865.

I've worked with the Libby prison records. There are very few; for example, there may be one ledger containing the records for one quarter of a year here and there. Don't remember the exact number or dates.

The records were kept in bound ledgers and are in chronological order by date of entry into the prison.

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