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 (1863) Battle of Gettysburg
Larry Purtell
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E-8 Master Sergeant

Posts: 705

Cpl. James Dickinson Pollock
Posted on: 10/25/2018 9:45:53 AM

Residence Cumberland MD; 19 years old.

Enlisted on 6/10/1861 at Romney, VA as a 3rd Corpl.

On 6/10/1861 he mustered into "F" Co. VA 7th Cavalry
He Re-enlisted on 4/24/1862
On rolls 2/28/1862 (place not stated) (On rolls through 07/01/62)
Exchanged 2/14/1863 Cox's Landing, VA
Wounded 7/3/1863 Fairfield, PA
POW 7/5/1863 Gettysburg, PA
Hospitalized 7/6/1863 Letterman General Hospl, Gettysburg, PA
Hospitalized 8/10/1863 Cavalry Corps Hospl, Gettysburg, PA
Confined 8/24/1863 Fort McHenry, MD
Confined 9/16/1863 Point Lookout, MD
Paroled 2/13/1865 Point Lookout, MD (Paroled to be exchanged)

Other Information:
born 8/27/1841 in Cumberland, MD
died 1/27/1916 in Barton, MD

(Awarded the Cross of Honor. Member of the James Breathed
Camp, UCV.)

After the War he lived in North Branch, Alleghany County, MD
"My goal is to live forever. So far, so good.

Michigan Dave
Muskegon, Michigan, MI, USA
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E-9 Cmd Sgt Major

Posts: 4759

Re: Cpl. James Dickinson Pollock
Posted on: 10/25/2018 6:03:11 PM
Hi Larry,

Cpl James Pollock reflect soldiers from Maryland a border state that had units on both sides, it appears James donned the Gray with the Virginia Cavalry, quit a back & forth career he must have had!? It had to be particularly difficult when CSA Maryland troops went against US Maryland units!?

Anything on this?
thanks for posting,
"The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract."

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