Letter from R. T. Lindsay, 37th Iowa Infantry, Company A, to his sister. He wrote this letter from Rock Island Prison on May 1, 1864: "we have over six thousand Rebble prisoners here to guard and they are dieing fast the climate does not agree with them."
CDV: The barracks
CDV: Artist's rendering of barracks
CDV: Rows of prisoners
CDV: Soldiers by Rock Island Prison Barracks
CDV: Galvanized Yankees were border state men who had been drafted into the Confederate army, and when captured by Union soldiers, were given permission to enlist in the Union army.