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"Rebel Prisoners in the Dungeon of the State House at Jefferson City, Missouri."

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Identifier: P0084-2430

Title: "Rebel Prisoners in the Dungeon of the State House at Jefferson City, Missouri."

Description: Print of 17 men being held prisoner by a single guard holding a rifle with a bayonet. One man is lying on the floor in the foreground to the left, three are sitting on the floor, one is sitting on a box, and the others are standing. "[OC]TOBER 5, 1861.] REBEL PRISONERS IN THE DUNGEON OF THE STATE HOUSE AT JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI. - [SKETCHED BY JAMES A. GUIRL.]" (printed below image). Description below image reads: "THE WAR IN MISSOURI. We publish herewith, from sketches by Mr. J. A. Guirl, a picture of THE REBEL PRISONERS IN THE DUNGEON OF THE STATE HOUSE AD JEFFERSON CITY Mo., and a picture of A REBEL SHOOTING A UNION PICKET. Mr Guirl writes: 'The large, rough man sitting on the floor, with plate, bucket, etc., before him, is a desperate fellow, and is confined in the dungeon most of the time. He is holding a cracker in one hand, and cursing the Unionists for not giving him something better to eat. The man with a cap behind the barrel is the son of Gov. Jackson. The guard standing with his gun at the door is in a very awkward position, but he was standing in that way when I sketched him.'"

Rights:

Place: United States
Missouri

Dates: 1861-10-05

Type(s): Wood Engraving
Image

Maker/Creator: James A. Guirl

Subjects: Civil War, 1861-1865
Newspapers
wood engraving
horizontal
black and white
indoors
Harper's Weekly
rebels
Prisoners
State House
Jefferson City
bayonet
Men
soldier
James A. Guirl
Union guard
rebel prisoners
Confederate prisoners
Armed Forces

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