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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian18 Sep 2019 4:51 p.m. PST

On February 9, 1864, more than 100 Union prisoners tunneled their way to freedom in an audacious escape from Libby Prison in the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia. More than half of the prisoners made their way to Union lines while others were recaptured and returned to the confines of Libby…

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donlowry24 Sep 2019 6:37 p.m. PST

There's a good book on the subject:
Libby Prison Breakout, by Joseph Wheelan

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