From the National Tribune, 6/13/1940


Tough timbers went into old Libby Prison, itself no chamber of ease, according to stories of Union Civil War prisoners.

Today, more than 50 years after the demolition of the one-time ship chandlery at Richmond, Va., execrated thruout the North during the Civil War as a chamber of horrors, its timbers are still on active duty.

Carved with the initials of many a northern war prisoner of the Confederacy, they form the beams and rafters of a peaceful Indiana barn.

On the farm of Frank Davis near Hamlet, Ind., visitors yet go to view the stout lumber on which their ancestors may have whittled during their durance.  




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