Monday, February 20, 2012

Journey of the Captives - Release of Sixty-Five Prisoners

Thursday, February 20, 1862

The regiment received the joyous news of the release and exchange of sixty-five prisoners, including Lieutenant George Perry. They arrived at Fortress Monroe in Hampton, Virginia, and from there continued their journey to Boston. After several days of furlough they rejoined the regiment.1

1George A. Bruce, The Twentieth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry 1861 - 1865 (Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Riverside Press, 1906), 67.

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