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Thomas, Theresa. Tall Grey Gates. New York: Ryerson, 1942.
    Based upon the notes and stories of her grandfather, Thomas H. Vanderford, Theresa Thomas tells the story of a prisoner, his day-today life, and eventual release.

Snider, William. “Local Author Publishes Novel.” Salisbury Post (Dec. 7, 1941).

“Local Novel in Second Printing.” Salisbury Post (March 17, 1942).

Reavis, Cheryl. The Prisoner. New York: Harlequin, 1992.
    Rowan County romance writer Cheryl Reavis’s account of the Salisbury Confederate Prison, which tells the story of Union Captain John Howe who escaped the prison by digging a tunnel. This privileged Yankee son, of course, falls in love with a poor Rebel girl.

Eberly, Robert Jr. “Salisbury.” Thema 10:3(Autumn, 1998): 65-78.
A short story in which the author visits the Salisbury National Cemetery and there meets and speaks with an ancestor who died in the prison, Thomas Springer.

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