From the Richmond Sentinel, 9/26/1863
An Hour with Federal Prisoners. - We have recently
had occasion to visit the Libby prison, says the Christian Observer, in
compliance with a request from a gentleman of Philadelphia, who has a son there.
The prison is a very large warehouse three stories high, with room sufficient to
lodge a thousand men. It contains six or seven hundred Federal officers,
prisoners of war, taken at Gettysburg and in other recent engagements. By the
politeness of Captain Turner, who has charge of them, we were permitted to have
an interview with the prisoners, and to confer with any or all of them on any
subject on which we desired information.
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