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March 23 1865 - Prisoners release from N.C. Prison

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Released prisoners. —Sergt. Major James M. Peltz, of 7th Md. Regt., Corporal O. W. Drenner, Privates Geo. F. Crissinger, Chas Pefferbnberger, Dan’l Linebaugh, Daniel Garver, Geo Fisher, Geo Krouse of Co A, 7th Md Regt and Sergt Luther Middlekauff of Penn Reserves have been lately paroled and are now at home on thirty days furlough. They were continued about six months in various rebel death-pens, but latterly were occupants of a "hell” at Salisbury, N. C. Their statements vary but little from the oft -told tale of Confederate barbarity, inhumanity and fiendish cruelty. During their confinement, seventy-five of our soldiers were shot down in cold blood by the prison guard, one hundred and sixty escaped into our lines, eleven hundred were inducted to enlist into the rebel service, through hunger and fear of death, and more than five thousand died of actual starvation and disease engendered by exposure. After the death of Gen. Winder, Bradley T. Johnson was given the supervision and control of the Southern prisons, and on several visits he manifested little kindnesses to the Maryland soldiers. He said that Early had no orders to burn Chambersburg, but did it on his own accord and responsibility.
We tender to “our boys” a kindly welcome, for they have suffered for us and our country.


Herald & Torch Light


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Washington County Free Library

Hagerstown (Md.), Newspapers; Maryland, History, Civil War, 1861-1865

Washington County (Md.), 1861-1865

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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