Tag Archives: Point Lookout

The Reminiscences of a Union Prison Guard  

As a special part of this year’s Fourth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge, we’re pleased to welcome Dr. Kelly D. Mezurek, a member of ECW’s “Engaging the Civil War” Series editorial board and author of A Cause … Continue reading

Posted in Symposium, Upcoming Events, USCT | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Every Dog Has Its Day: The Most Optimistic Prisoner?

John Peterson, a forty-four year old farmer from Catawba County, enlisted as a private into Company D of the 28th North Carolina on October 28, 1864. His late entry into the war suggests to me that he might have been … Continue reading

Posted in Battlefields & Historic Places, Common Soldier, Newspapers | Tagged , , | 8 Comments