Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Journey of the Captives

Friday, January 17, 1862

Charles Peirson rejoiced in the release of one hundred and sixty wounded men from prison today. On a more disturbing note, disease continued to ravage Ligon Prison and exact a human toll on the Twentieth Massachusetts. Private Amos Partridge of Company D died from typhoid fever on Thursday.1

1Charles Lawrence Peirson, "Memorandum of the Battle of Leesburg," Association of Officers of the Twentieth Massachusetts Regiment, Reports, Letters and Papers Appertaining to Twentieth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, vol. 1, p. 134-35, Twentieth Massachusetts Special Collection, Boston Public Library, Boston, Massachusetts.

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