- Full Citation: Frank Hughes, "Diary of Lieutenant Frank Hughes," ed. Norman Niccum, Indiana Magazine of History 45, no. 3 (September 1949): 275-284.
- Home: Decatur County (Adams)
- Year: 1862
- Regiment:37th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, Co. E
- Abstract: Hughes's (d. 1864) diary covers the period May 4- July 9, 1862, and deals with
Hughes's prison experience after being captured at the battle of Elk River. In this period, he is taken
to a series of prisons in Moulton, Ala., to Tuscaloosa, Ala., and then to Macon, Ga. (Camp Ogelthorpe).
When the diary ends he is on his way to Madison, Ga. Conditions everywhere he travels are universally
- Sample Text:
- "Two Ladies from the city visit our Hospital this evening...A calm & pleasant Evenyng [sic] The
music in our prison both vocal & local has a charm for me tonight." (Macon, June 8, 1862, p. 280)
- "The only way of celebrating the glorious old 4th is profound & silent meditation...it was cool & cloudy
all day here seemingly as a frown from heaven." (Macon, July 4, 1862, p. 283)
- LC Subject Headings:
- United States. Army. Indiana Infantry Regiment, 37th (1861-1865)
- Camp Oglethorpe (Ga.)