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    • The Stump Puller

    • Barbed wire; Prisoners; Military personnel; Tree stumps; Trees; Fences
    • This page in Mitchener's diary from World War II includes a drawing of two men trying to remove tree stumps from the ground at the prison camp. He has written, "In order that there be parade grounds" on the top of the page. Underneath the drawing,...
    • C'est le Guerre

    • Barbed wire; Prisoners; Military personnel; War; Fighting; Firearms
    • This page in Mitchener's diary shows the prisoners and guards seeking cover in a trench; several German guards are pictured shooting guns. Mitchener writes, "Near Priebus, second nite out ---C'est le guerre [It's war] - Down the road, rattled a...
    • Board!

    • Barbed wire; Prisoners; Railroads
    • This page in Mitchener's diary shows a drawing of two train cars with "40 Hommes 8 Cheveaux"(40 men 8 horses) written on one of the cars. Mitchener writes,"As you approach the 'Zug' [train] Yards - Spremburg---'Board!' Fifty-six men per car--Hardly...
    • Resting a Bit

    • Barbed wire; Rooms & spaces; Prisoners; Windows; Rugs; Furniture
    • This page in Mitchener's diary shows a bedroom in what appears to be a private home. One prisoner can be seen by the bed, resting. Mitchener writes,"About thirteen hours later & 29 km. -- 'Resting a Bit' - In the hamlet of Freiwaldau, the caravan...
    • Time marches on

    • Calendars; Music; Soldiers; Armistices; Arms & armament; Minstrel shows; Music; Track athletics; Doves
    • This page in Mitchener's POW diary from World War II shows calendar images, each with a particular date enlarged and circled. He has drawn images next to the calendar pages, including a picture of a track and field athlete, a soldier, a minstrel...
    • Saturday Nite Jamboree

    • Certificates; Awards; Music
    • This page includes a mock certificate or award that Mitchener has given to himself for winning the "So You Want to Lead the Band" quiz program. The certificate reads,"Saturday Nite Jamboree - This is to Certify that Hardy A. Mitchener is Hep to...
    • Exit

    • Evacuations; Barbed wire; Prisoners; Fences
    • This page in Mitchener's diary shows the POWs departing the German prison camp. They have not been released, but rather, they are being relocated to another POW camp farther west because of the approaching Russians from the East. Mitchener has...
    • Military Pass for Mrs. Hannah M. Morey

    • Military occupations; Civil Wars; War
    • Small document serving as a military pass allowing the bearer, Mrs. Hannah M. (Herrick) Morey, to travel through Union lines to Franklin, Tennessee, and return. The pass was authorized by Brig. Gen. John Franklin Miller and issued at the Provost...
    • Military Pass for the Morey Family

    • Military occupations; Civil Wars; War
    • Small document serving as a military pass allowing Ira Morey, Hannah Morey, two little children, and one son to pass through the Union lines to Louisville, Kentucky, and return within three days. The pass was issued by Brig. Gen. R.S. Granger in...
    • Military Pass for Mr. Morey and Family

    • Military occupations; Oaths; Civil Wars; War
    • Small document serving as a military pass allowing the bearers, Ira Morey and his family, to travel through the Union lines for ten days. On the back of the pass, which was issued by General Negley, is the oath of allegiance taken by Ira Morey.
    • Sketch of Fort Delaware

    • Prisons; Prisoners of war; Forts & fortifications; Military facilities
    • Pencil sketch of one side of this prison for Confederate soldiers drawn by Dr. William Mark Eames, Federal surgeon. On the back of the image appears the notation, "Picture of Fort Deleware Del which Dr drew while there in 1864 guarding rebel...
    • Plan of the military prison situated on Johnson's Island

    • Prisons; Prisoners of war; Prison hospitals; Prison guards; Sutlers; Military medicine
    • Hand-drawn color map of the military prison at Johnson's Island in the bay of Sandusky, Ohio, where captured Confederate officers were held. Prison buildings and grounds are labeled. Drawn by Capt. J. T. Hogane, Topographical Engineer, C.S.A.,...
    • Theatre Entertainment

    • Programs; Holidays; Theatrical productions; Christmas carols
    • This is another page of the Christmas program that was given to the POWs at Stalag Luft III in 1944. It includes the lyrics to "Silent Night" and a schedule of the theatrical entertainment from Dec. 20-Dec. 23. Some of the events include "Holiday...

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