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Asbury Thornhill to the editor of the National Tribune

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Creator: Thornhill, Asbury

Date: Between 1870 and 1879

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: 2007-154

Unit ID: 209336

Summary: A letter to the editor of the National Tribune, Washington, D.C., describing his experiences as an inmate at the Confederate prisoner-of-war Camp Ford, Texas. Asbury Thornhill was a member of Co. D, 2d Kansas Cavalry. He describes their capture near Flat Rock Creek in the Cherokee Nation north of Fort Gibson, Indian Territory (now Oklahoma); the murder of all but 8 African American Union troops; their movement to the Camp; their rations; and their bedding. He tells of their march from Camp Ford to Shreveport, Louisiana; their exchange; their transport to the distribution camp at New Orleans, La.; their condition; their trip to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; and his discharge.

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Title (Main title): Asbury Thornhill to the editor of the National Tribune


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