Re: [civilwarwest] Union Soldier taken prisoner ?
- Sorry the link was broken, it must have been my fat fingers...Try
Thanks for the replys.... its just one of those things that makes ya ask ????Jim
--- On Wed, 11/19/08, Jim <floridaboyjim@...> wrote:
From: Jim <floridaboyjim@...>
Subject: [civilwarwest] Union Soldier taken prisoner ?
Date: Wednesday, November 19, 2008, 8:32 AMI am researching a letter that was found in my great grandfathers
things passed on to me by my grandfather. The letter is to the Army
in favor of a fellow prisoner of war. James A. Strange (48th ILL
Inf - Co K) was on ambulance duty and also carrying mail between
Holly Springs and Oxford. On December 20, 1862 he and a group of
others were captured and sent to Memphis and then on to ST LOUIS,
(here is where the story looses me. Every bit of information that I
have been able to gleen puts St.Louis in the hands of the Union at
GGrandfather then goes on to describe visiting the Hospital in St.
Louis where Mangus M.Nelson (43rd ILL Inf - Co. C) was treated for
leg wounds suffered before his capture. He reports that he was
released via a prisoner exchange on August 6, 1863. (had'nt the Union
adopted a no prisoner exchange policy by then?)
I have found that Nelson is listed as a deserter in the rolls of his
outfit.... My GGrandfather re-enlisted after his first 3 year term
for the duration of the war... very interesting, but puzzling
I have posted a copy of the letter at www.flaboyjim. tripod.com -
click on left hand side for documents. Any assistance by those that
understand the Pittsburg Landing Battle would be appreciated.