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53rd Alabama Infantry (CSA)
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Name: Stephen PridgenRank: Private Company: D

Stephen was my great-great grandfather. He enlisted August 22, 1862 in Dale County, AL. Union Prisoner of War records show that he was captured July 28, 1864 at Smith’s Ferry, GA, imprisoned at Nashville, TN, Military Prison, Louisville, KY and Camp Chase, OH where he died December 22, 1864 of pneumonia – grave 645. His last letter home to wife Martha reads,'Camp Chase Ohio Nov 4 1864 Dear companion and children. I now seat my self to drop you a few lines wich leaves me up but not well I have a very bad could yore kind letter of the 23 of Sept came to hand on the first inst wich give me grate pleasure to hear from you all one time more but was very sorry to hear of the deth of brother Josiah I truly hope this may reach you all in dew time and find you all in the enjoyment of good helth and doing well I was proud to hear that you had made a good crop you must all rite to me as often as you can direct yore letter Just as you did the other give my love to all. yore affectionate husband

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