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 (1863) Battle of Gettysburg
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Larry Purtell
USA
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A prisoner returns from the beyond.
Posted on: 10/3/2018 2:29:47 PM
From the Pittsburgh Daily Commercial. Pittsburgh Pa October 3, 1863.


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Michigan Dave
Muskegon, Michigan, MI, USA
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Re: A prisoner returns from the beyond.
Posted on: 10/3/2018 4:09:39 PM
Hi Larry,

I'm sure incidents like that occurred more than just occasionally!?

BTW With a title like "A Prisoner returns from the beyond" you could of waited for Halloween!?


Regards,
MD
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bob miller
Kennett Square, PA, USA
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Re: A prisoner returns from the beyond.
Posted on: 10/3/2018 6:10:49 PM
Interesting indeed . . .

The 114th PA was the ONLY German Regiment in the Irish Brigade . . . Led by ST Clair Mullholland during the Battle . . . I have a friend whose ggfather was in the 114th . . . he has a diary the he himself transcribed from his ggfather's "letters to home" during the war.

In another direction, my own ggfather on my mother's side was in the 74th PA and was captured at Gettysburg and spent time at Belle Isle "prison" (island) mentioned in the article. If you have ever driven down I95 into Richmond, VA, Belle Isle is on the right side of the interstate in the middle of the James River just before entering Richmond - it is now a recreation area . . .

GregT
Three Rivers, MA, USA
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Re: A prisoner returns from the beyond.
Posted on: 10/4/2018 12:32:34 PM
Bob I think you're confusing regiments.

Maj. St Clair Mulholland led the 116th Pa in Kellys 2nd Corp Irish Brigade.

The 114th Pa was in BG Grahams 3rd Corp Brigade.

Gregory C. White
Canton, GA, USA
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Re: A prisoner returns from the beyond.
Posted on: 10/4/2018 4:11:43 PM

Quote:
From the Pittsburgh Daily Commercial. Pittsburgh Pa October 3, 1863.


--Larry Purtell



"During his imprisonment the prisoners received only two meals each day, as follows: One ounce of meat and nine ounces of bread for breakfast"

No country ham and grits ?
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bob miller
Kennett Square, PA, USA
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Re: A prisoner returns from the beyond.
Posted on: 10/4/2018 5:30:50 PM
GregT,
Thank you for straightening me out!
You are correct.
Best Regards,
Bob Miller

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