Monday, May 13, 2013

Journey of the Captives - Twenty Seventh Regiment Exchanged

Wednesday, May 13, 1863

After four days in Crew and Pemberton Prison the enlisted men of the Twenty-Seventh Connecticut received the joyful news that they had been exchanged and were released for exchange at City Point. They immediately prepared for the thirty-five mile march to the exchange location at City Point. The officers of the Twenty-Seventh Connecticut were not included in the exchanged and were detained at Libby Prison.1

1Winthrop Dudley Sheldon The "Twenty-Seventh," : A Regimental History (New Haven, Connecticut: Morris and Benham, 1866), 63-64.

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