John Joyes Papers,1864-1865

Descriptive Summary

Title
John Joyes Papers,1864-1865
Creator
Joyes, John, b. 1834
Extent
0.33 cubic ft.
Subjects
Beauregard, G. T. (Gustave Toutant), 1818-1893.
Bragg, Braxton, 1817-1876.
Breckinridge, John C. (John Cabell), 1821-1875.
Breckinridge, Robert Jefferson, b. 1834.
Byrne, Edward P., d. 1882.
Courier-journal (Louisville, Ky.)
Hodge, George B. (George Baird), 1828-1892.
Johnson Island Prison-- History-- Sources.
Joyes, Erskine, d. 1864.
Prentice George D. (George Denison), 1802-1870.
Shiloh, Battle of, 1862-- Sources.
United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Prisoners and prisons-- Sources.
United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Women-- Sources.
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Repository
The Filson Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
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