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


Great excitement agai[n]st one who writes an application to take the oath of allegiance, but loses it and it is picked up in prison. His fellow prisoners buffet him, kick him taunt him, and drive him out under the insufficient protection of the Yankees. At night heard preach one of the most ridiculous Hard Shell Baptist. Doctrine extreme.  *(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.)