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This diary by John Beck describes his life in 1865. He writes about his imprisonment and conditions at Danville Confederate Prison in Danville, Virginia. Beck was paroled February 21, 1865, at Aikens Landing, Virginia. While in a hospital at Annapolis, Maryland, he hears of Lincoln's assassination and talks about the assassination of Lincoln and the assassination attempt on William H. Seward. He makes a trip to Washington to attend Lincoln's funeral. After being discharged from the Army, John traveled to Kansas and bought a farm near Ft. Scott, Kansas. The diary was transcribed by Clark John Beck, Jr. and it includes a photograph of John Beck wearing his uniform.

Creator: Beck, John
Date: January 1, 1865 - December 31, 1865


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Diary of John Beck, 1865 - [Photograph of Captain John Beck]

Item Number: 303184
Call Number: ACCN: 2013-208
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 303184

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