Libby Prison was one of the most notorious Confederate prisons in Richmond, Virginia during the Civil War. The building was originally a tobacco warehouse constructed by local merchant Fulton Libby in 1845.
By 1862, it was a filthy, vermin-infested, dank prison housing as many as twelve hundred Union soldiers in six rooms each no more than forty by one hundred feet. Many prisoners died there of starvation and disease and those who survived suffered from poor health for the rest of their lives. LARGE PIECE OF WOOD FROM LIBBY PRISON, THE NOTORIOUS CONFEDERATE PRISON IN RICHMOND, VIRGINIA DURING THE CIVIL WAR. Large piece of wood, measuring 3.25 by 2.25 by 0.5 inches, from Libby Prison and accompanied with a Civil War period note of provenance attached to the wood: From Libby Prison, Richmond, VA.
Museum of Fine Arts Boston. The item "Large Piece Wood from Libby Prison Famous CSA Prison with Civil War Period LOA" is in sale since Sunday, October 18, 2020.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Other Civil War Original Items". The seller is "grayautographs" and is located in Spartanburg, South Carolina.This item can be shipped to United States.