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Camp Chase Prison

In the novel, as in history, Thirteenth Mississippi Lt. Col. Alfred George Washington O’Brien was captured in Fort Sanders. His older sister, Elisa, the wife of radical Unionist Parson William Brownlow, had the privilege of nursing his minor wounds in … Continue reading

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News from Confederate Veteran

This is from the magazine’s September, 1902 edition. Late news even then, and I have no idea why they ran it, but it tells where our Lt. Col. O’Brien was nine months after the Battle of Fort Sanders—a Confederate POW. … Continue reading

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