Collection Number: MS 146

Physical Location: Archive Room File Cabinet

Extent: 1 folder.

Access Restrictions: Collection is open to research.

User Restrictions: No restrictions.

Preferred Citation:  The Barracks I, MS 146, Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society, Charlottesville, Va. 

Acquisition Information: Gift, Lt. Col. R.T. Huntington, May 1988.

Biographical/Historical Information: The Albemarle Barracks was a prisoner-of-war camp during the American Revolutionary War. British and German soldiers captured at the Battle of Saratoga arrived at the Albemarle Barracks in January 1779.

Scope and Content:

This is a collection of research notes, copies, and citations of materials concerning the Albemarle Barracks.

1: Photocopy of excerpts from the journal of Schueler von Senden now in the possession of the Morristown National Historic Park, New Jersey, n.d., 4p.

2: Notes and references on Convention Army Troops imprisoned at Albemarle County, 1779-1780; includes considerable detail regarding uniforms, 7p.

3: Excerpt from Thomas Jefferson and the New Nation, by Merrill Peterson, 1970, 1p.

4: Photocopy of 2 pages from a letter of Thomas Jefferson to Patrick Henry, 3/27/1779, containing material about “The Barracks,” 1p.

5: Typewritten document entitled “A Description of the Prison Camp of the Convention Army in Albemarle County, Virginia,” 4p.


  • Revolutionary War (1775-1783)
  • Soldiers

Record Types: Reports.