Camp Chase Prison, No. 3, Columbus, Ohio -- Document

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Davidson Library
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
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Camp Chase Prison, No. 3, Columbus, Ohio -- Document, 1862

Collection number: Wyles SC 30

Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara

Contact Information:

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Davidson Library
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106
  • Phone: (805) 893-3062
  • Fax: (805) 893-5749
  • Email: special@library.ucsb.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/speccoll.html
    Processed by:
    D. Tambo
    Date Completed:
    14 May 2003
    Encoded by:
    David C. Gartrell
© 2003 Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Camp Chase Prison, No. 3, Columbus, Ohio -- Document,
Date (inclusive): 1862
Collection Number: Wyles SC 30
Creator: Davis, A.
Extent: .01 linear feet (1 folder)
Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
Physical Location: Vault
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

Preferred Citation

Camp Chase Prison, No. 3, Columbus, Ohio -- Document. Wyles SC 30. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Acquisition Information

Undetermined.

Scope and Content of Collection

One Civil War document (ADS), description of Camp Chase Prison, No. 3, Columbus, Ohio, by A. Davis, 1862. Davis notes that inmates come from all walks of life, including farmers, lawyers, doctors, judges, criminals, sheriffs, gamblers, painters, singers, and surveyors. "A ramble through this city prison would present scenes of card playing and praying, earnest talking, deep arguments obscene jesting and profane swearing. The same walk show some writhing in pain. Others cooking and eating, some trading and perhaps a man dying."
Camp Chase also is described in works such as:
  • John Henry King, Three Hundred Days in a Yankee Prison: Reminiscences of War Life, Captivity, Imprisonment at Camp Chase, Ohio (1959).
  • Philip Raymond Shriver, Ohio's Military Prisons in the Civil War (1964).

Collection Contents

Box

One Civil War document (ADS), description of Camp Chase Prison, No. 3, Columbus, Ohio, by A. Davis, 1862