the diary

the diary

C-SPAN Cities Tour - Fort Myers: T.M. Jacobs, "Almost Home"

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Hear from the diary of Civil War Sergeant Samuel E. Grosvenor from author Timothy M. Jacobs. "Almost Home" is the transcription of Grosvenor's diary from his time with the 16th Regiment, Company B, as they were encamped at Plymouth, North Carolina, taken by the Confederate Army and then imprisoned at Andersonville Prison Camp. Throughout 1864 and his time as a POW, Grosvenor shares his thoughts on the war, the inhuman environment of the prison, and the weather. Grosvenor survives the Civil War, and his time in a prison camp to be killed in a boating incident shortly after the end of the Civil War.