Thursday, September 5, 2013

The 11th NC at Gettysburg-- Part 5: Two-Time Prisoner at Fort Delaware

On the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg, the 11th NC almost annihilated the famed Iron Brigade, but in so doing, lost nearly half of its men. The regiment was held in reserve on the second day. On the third and final day, it was part of Pickett's Charge across those fateful fields. /// PRIVATE "CYRUS" ALEXABDER ALLEN, CO. 1-- Wounded and captured at Pickett's Charge. Held prisoner at Fort Delaware until paroled and exchanged in late August. /// Captured again at Petersburg and again confined at Fort Delaware. Released June 19, 1865. I would have liked to know his thoughts when he saw Fort Delaware for the second time. /// --Old Secesh

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