We continue to follow Civil War soldier, Jens Dahle, a private in the 2nd MN through the eyes of a fellow prisoner, James Eberhardt.
“Up at daylight and went in to see Tom & he was dying & could not Speak but seemed to know me by his Eyes. I stayed a while & got a lock of his hair & he was Carried to the dead House.” — James Eberhardt 
The dead house was the the building where they put the bodies until they loaded them on the wagon and hauled them out of the enclosure and buried the bodies.
James and Jens have now been in prison 100 days.
Lincoln was re-elected earlier in the month significantly aided by the capture of Atlanta by Sherman in late October. The war is not going well for the South and the majority of the Southerners are starting to realize the futility of continuation. Sherman has just started his March to the Sea after the burning of Atlanta’s warehouses and railroads . A month from now he will be in Savannah with a 60 mile wide swath of destruction and devastation caused by his 62,000 soldiers. 
None of those victories affected life in the camp; in fact it is not known whether the prisoners were even aware of these events..
What I have done since the last post: prepared for our SGS Board meeting by generating my Publications report, put together a proposal to the Board for a Family History Writing Contest with a real prizes! Contacted the Southern California GS to see if I could use their Family History Contest rules and FAQs for ours–they said yes (cooperation between societies is so amazing!); also contacted the writer of the dissertation I wrote about a few blogs ago. Finished up writing my notes for my KDP– got my 500 words in today! AND had a very nice Thanksgiving at home with hubby–with full meal for the two of us! Anyone want some left overs?
 Florence C. McLaughlin, editor, “Diary of Salisbury Prison by James Eberhart,” The Western Pennsylvania Historical Magazine, July 1973.
 George N. Barnard, photographer, “Atlanta, Ga. Ruins of depot, blown up on Sherman’s departure,” digital image NARA (http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/cwp2003000882/PP/ : accessed 27 November 2014).
 The History Place, “Civil War 1861-1865: A House Divided,” timeline (http://www.historyplace.com/civilwar/ : accessed 27 November 2014).