A diary of the US Civil War on the Texas coast

Did you know there were U.S. Civil War  prisoners of war in Houston?

The diary of Alexander Hobbs, a private in the 42nd Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, reflects on his role as a northern soldier, his first and only journey to the Deep South, the distinct wartime culture of the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coasts, the immorality of slavery, death, the battle of Galveston in January 1863, and life as a prisoner of war.

Read more about it or view the original diary at the Woodson Research Center.

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