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Collection of Johnson's Island Ephemera, Incl. Scarce "Roster of the Dead"

Lot of 6 items from Johnson's Island POW Camp near Sandusky, OH, including:

McKnight, George. Aide-de-camp to General Loring, popular Johnson's Island POW and poet. Many soldiers copied McKnight's verses, which are sometimes signed "Asa Hartz" to send home to loved ones. 2pp, approx. 6 x 7.5 in., "Johnson's Island, Ohio." December 7th, 1863. Poem entitled "My Love and I" with large applied autograph: "Geo. McKnight, Maj. & A.A. Genl. Staff Maj. Genl Loring C.S.A., St. Joseph, La."

Handwritten lyrics of the song "Goober Peas," a favorite among Johnson's Island prisoners. At the top of this six stanza song is written "Words by P. Nutz" and "Music by A. Pindar Sung by Charley McCarthy at Johnson's Island, Ohio."

Handwritten lyrics of a song entitled "Prisoner's Lament," excerpted from the memorandum book of Reverend E.B. Ramsey, Memphis, TN.

Morning Report document headed, "Head Quarters Depot of Prisoners of War Johnson's Island, O. December 27th, 1864." Signed by Sergeant Wm. J. Colway of Company C, 5th Regt. V.R.C., 5.25 x 13 in.

CVD portrait of Brigadier General Charles W. Hill, who took command of the prison on May 9, 1864, credited on verso to M. Whitt, Columbus, OH.

Scarce paperback booklet, "Appeal for Pecuniary Aid to Care for and Monument the Remains of the Confederate Dead Buried on Johnson's Island and at Columbus, Ohio." Cincinnati, OH: Cohen & Co. Printers, 1892. Distributed by the United Confederate Veterans.

Condition:

Back cover of booklet missing and loss/tearing to front cover.

Estimate: $700 - $900
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$646
10/31/2018

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