Thursday, May 9, 2013

Journey of the Captives - Arrival at Crew and Pemberton Prison in Richmond

Saturday, May 9, 1863

After departing from Guinea Station on Thursday the Twenty Seventh Connecticut reached Richmond. Upon arrival the Twenty Seventh was directed to the Crew and Pemberton tobacco factory which the Confederates had converted into a prison for captured Union soldiers. Crew and Pemberton was directly across the road from the infamous Libby Prison.1

1Winthrop Dudley Sheldon The "Twenty-Seventh," : A Regimental History (New Haven, Connecticut: Morris and Benham, 1866), 57.

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