Friday, April 14, 2017

Ten Fascinating Civil War Artifacts from Tennessee-- Part 3:

Continued from November 4, 2016.

5.  LINCOLN'S NOTE--  Union soldier Henry Jenks and a friend dug their way out of Libby Prison in Richmond, Virginia, and made it back to Union lines.  Once there, he posed for a tintype photo and got a letter signed by Lincoln permitting him to return to their regiments.

6.  CONFEDERATE SOLDIER'S DIARY--  Roysdon Robertson Etter, 16th Tennessee.  One of his entries, dated November 30, 1864, is about the disastrous Battle of Franklin.  One of his statements:  "The ground could not be seen because of the crush of dead soldiers."

Love Those Artifacts.  --Old Secesh

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