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Prisoner of War autograph album, 5-1/2" x 8" hard bound in near fine condition. The album pages are signed by the prisoners of war using full name, rank, and regiment. There are 25 pages signed only on one side, and another 6 pages signed on both sides. On average, there are 4 autographs per page resulting in +/- 150 autographs. In 1862, Camp Oglethorpe, a prison pen, known as Camp Oglethorpe, was opened in Macon. Wedged between railroad tracks and the Ocmulgee River, the site was enclosed by a rough stockade on fifteen to twenty acres. Nearly 1,000 prisoners arrived in May to find several buildings within, including one large enough to use as a hospital. The prisoners were a mixture of officers and enlisted men. Their living quarters consisted of sheds or stalls already on site or shelters constructed from materials found within the stockade. As a result of a formal exchange cartel agreed on by the combating powers, most of these prisoners gained their freedom, and by the beginning of 1863, Camp Oglethorpe was nearly abandoned.
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Macon Georgia Prisoners’ Autograph Album

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