From the National Tribune, 3/11/1888
A Note From a Prisoner's Diary.
TO THE EDITOR: I was a prisoner during part of 1862 and confined in jail in Staunton, in the stockade at Lynchburg, in Libby Prison, and on Belle Island. During the time I kept a diary, which I found to-day in looking over some army papers. One entry, dated July 22, 1862, contains the following statement: "This morning a prisoner belonging to the 66th Ohio , and named Bowers, was shot dead by one of the guards for coming too near the guard-line." I give this to you, as I am under the impression that some months ago I read in your paper a request for information on this point. – E. C. CULP, Salina, Kan.