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John Joyes Papers
The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA
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[Identification of item], John Joyes Papers, 1864-1865, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.
0.33 cubic ft.
Confederate soldier. A lieutenant in Byrne's Horse Artillery of General John Hunt Morgan's Cavalry, Joyes was captured near Salineville, Ohio, 26 July 1863. He was imprisoned at the U.S. military prison at Johnson's Island, Ohio, for the remainder of the war, being released on 12 June 1865 and returning home to Louisville, Ky. Included is a diary, 1 Sept. 1864- 11 June 1865, that relates his activities and health in prison, the weather, and general prison and war news. It also contains copies of "special private correspondence," 13 Aug. 1864 - 23 Apr. 1865, he wrote while imprisoned, apparently to a sweetheart back home, relating his emotions, opinions, etc. Also included is a history of Byrne's Artillery, no date, and a letter from General George B. Hodge to Major Edward P. Byrne, 19 June 1868 concerning a publication by Byrne regarding the Civil War and Hodge's disagreement with certain points. A typed transcript of the diary is included
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