Rebel Prisoners being brought to Headquarters, Petersburg, 18658 February 2012
Source: Frances W. Knowles Papers, #164, East Carolina Manuscript Collection
Staff Member: Ralph Scott
The Francis W. Knowles Papers consist of a diary scrapbook (1862-1865) written by Private Knowles while serving in Company B of the 36th Massachusetts Volunteers. The diary records the activities of Knowles, who was mainly a clerk, as he participated with the IX Corps at Fredericksburg (December, 1862), in the District of Indiana and Michigan (June-September, 1863), the Knoxville Campaign (November-December, 1863), the Wilderness campaign (May, 1864), the Spotsylvania Courthouse campaign (May, 1864), at Cold Harbor (June 3-4, 1864), and in the Petersburg campaign (June, 1864-April, 1865). This sketch from the Knowles scrapbook shows a long line of Confederate prisoners being led to a holding area at the headquarters of the 1st Division, 9th Corps Army of the Potomac on March 25th, 1865.
Posted by Ralph Scott under East Carolina Manuscript Collection, drawings (visual works), military records and Tags: 38thMassachusettesVolunteers, Army of Northern Virginia, Army of the Potomac, Petersburg