1863 photograph of Libby Prison 1

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1863 photograph of Libby Prison, looking south-east, corner of Cary and 20th sts. Photo by C. R. Rees.

A post-war stereoview of this image declares on it's backmark that this image was taken August 23, 1863. Sandra V. Parker, in her book, Richmond's Civil War Prisons, declares that the four figures in the right foreground are: William D. Turner (son of Richard Turner), Erasmus Ross (prison clerk), Richard Turner (jailer), and Thomas P. Turner (commandant). See below for a close-up of these figures.

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