James Clark Mallison Papers

Manuscript Collection #615
Mallison, James Clark
Physical description
0.073 Cubic Feet, 1 item , copy, signature book of Confederate prisoners at Fort Warren, Massachusetts.
Preferred Citation
James Clark Mallison Papers (#615), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Papers (1861-1865) including signature book of prisoners, arrest descriptions. 1 Volume.

Scope and arrangement

James C. Mallison kept this signature book while imprisoned at Fort Warren, Massachusetts (1861-1865). This volume contains signatures of inmates from North and South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Louisiana, Mississippi, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, New York, California, and Canada. Often accompanying the signatures are the date, military rank, regiment, former profession, and even some original poetry. The regiments mentioned include: the 2nd Regiment of the N.C. State Troops (also known as the "Washington Grays," which became 1st N.C. Artillery Regiment, Co. K); the 7th Regiment, Co. A, of the N.C. Artillery; the 7th Regiment, Co.'s A, D, E, and I of the N.C. Volunteers; the 10th Regiment, of the N.C. State Troops; and the 5th Regiment, Co. A, of the Ga. Volunteers. The N.Y. Cavalry, Confederate States Navy, and United States Navy are also mentioned with many people listed as "late of U.S. Navy." Former professions listed include: physician, editor, police commissioner, state senator, state legislator, and house delegate. When dates of arrest are listed, a description usually follows which includes the time and place of arrest. These arrest descriptions usually concern political prisoners from Maryland such as the Baltimore police commissioner and mayor and Maryland legislature members.

Administrative information
Custodial History

April 29, 1991, 1 volume; Signature book of Confederate prisoners at Fort Warren, Mass. Copy donated by Mr. Fred Mallison, Washington, N.C.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Mr. Fred Mallison

Processing information

Processed by A. Foss, September 1991

Encoded by Apex Data Services

Copyright notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Key terms
Personal Names
Mallison, James Clark
Corporate Names
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 5th. Company A
Confederate States of America. Army. North Carolina Infantry Regiment, 10th
Confederate States of America. Army. North Carolina Infantry Regiment, 2nd
Confederate States of America. Army. North Carolina Infantry Regiment, 7th
Fort Warren (Mass.)
Maryland--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons