Columbus T., age 22, P.O.W. in Ohio


More rumors of e[x]change. An ephemeral hope and joyful noise. Some are in doubt about being exchanged even if we leave here, thinking that they intend to take us to another prison, to retaliate as there papers say with bad treatment. A debate on the question — “Which has the greater influence on men the Love of Women, or the Love of Money,” took place at night.  *(Worthy of Record: The Civil War and Reconstruction Diaries of Columbus Lafayette Turner, Ed. Kenrick N. Simpson, courtesy of the State Archives of North Carolina.)