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2nd Tennessee Infantry (USA)
Ancestor Info
Name: Emanuel WilhoitRank: 1st Lieutenant Company: F

Mustered in 26 Oct 1861 at Camp Wildcat KY, 1st Lieut. Captured at Rogersville about 6 Nov 1863. Confined at Libby Prison in Richmond VA. As being transported by train to Macon GA on 7 May 1864, he escaped 15 May 1864 by jumping from the train with another prisoner. Ate buds off trees and handouts from Union sympathizers. Got back to Union lines after a month of dodging the Confederacy. Mustered out 6 Oct 1864 at Knoxville, TN. Died at age 79 from diseases contracted in prison camps.

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