Ohio Memory has published a new post, “The Mystery of the Autograph Book”
As our readers know, most of our blog entries highlight events or items relevant to Ohio history. We are, after all, Ohio Memory, and Ohio history is our specialty. This time, however, we’d love to ask our readers for a bit of assistance.
The State Library holds in our collection a lovely autograph book. Highly popular in the 19th century, with their popularity peaking during the Civil War, autograph books typically hold poems, artwork, quotes, and (of course) autographs. This autograph book is fairly typical in that it holds all of these. What makes this item special, however, is that it is full of autographs of Federal prisoners in a Confederate prison camp in Portsmouth, Virginia.
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The Mystery of the Autograph Book
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