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Robert C. Towles Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. MsV D28
Scope and Contents Collection consists of a typescript of the diary of Sgt. Robert C. Towles, Company A, 4th Virginia Cavalry, Confederate Army, from August 5, 1863-June 20, 1864. It was kept while Towles was a prisoner of the Union Army in Warrenton, Virginia and Washington, D.C. The diary also details his escape from Carroll Prision, an annex to the Old Capitol Prison, in Washington D.C.The collection also includes a typed copy of his furlough, dated November 14, 1863, which was signed by...

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  • Subject: United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 X
  • Subject: Lancaster County (Va.)--History X