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And immediately we were ordered to march for Camp Chase." Our
route was up every main street in Columbus. After some 2l/1 or 3
hours of showing the horned Texans we were started for the prison
some three miles out, arriving there about 2 AM. We were halted
at the prison gates and, as we passed in, were searched all over and
everything we had about us taken away. This operation required
about 15 minutes each so it was about day when the last of us
passed in. A snow storm had come up about 2 and when I got in
the snow was about 3 inches deep. The next day wood and grub
was furnished us and considering our position, we did very well.
After we had been in prison about a week or 1o days, I was taken
with Pneumonia and was carried to the hospital, where I remained
about five weeks. We were at Camp Chase near 3 months, then sent
to Fort Delaware' where we were kept for nearly a month more.
Early in May we boarded an ocean steamer and started for Dixie.
On the 11th of May, 1863, we were paroled and once more on
Southern soil. Our first night after our release was spent in Peters-
burg, Va. Next evening we were ordered to Richmond to join our
commands. The men (privates) [had] been exchanged one month in
advance of the officers. A few days after our officers arrived at Rich-
mond, Va., we were ordered to General [Braxton] Bragg's army then
in Tennessee, at War Trace.'" On our arrival we were put in Gen-
eral P. R. Cleburne[']s" Division, Hardis"' Corpse [sic]. After a
few weeks drilling and camp duty, the campaign of 1863 opened up;
"Camp Chase was a Union prison camp located just outside Columbus, Ohio. Richard
M. Ketchum (ed.), American Heritage Picture History of the Civil War (New York,
196o), 502; hereafter cited as Ketchum, Civil War.
9Fort Delaware, completed in 1848, was one of numerous coastal forts built by the
United States following the War of 1812. It was located on Pea Patch Island in Delaware
Bay near Wilmington, and utilized as a prison camp during the Civil War. James
Truslow Adams (ed.), Dictionary of American History (New York, 1940), II, 130-131;
Richard M. Ketchum (ed.), The American Heritage Book of Great Historic Places
(New York, 1957), 131.
0Wartrace is located in south central Tennessee, near modern Shelbyville.
"Irish-born Pat Cleburne commanded a Rebel brigade at Shiloh. He later fought
skillfully in defense of Chattanooga in November, 1863, and the following summer was
involved in the engagement at Kennesaw Mountain. Cleburne was killed on November
30o, 1864, at the Battle of Franklin-one of twelve Confederate generals killed, wounded,
or captured in that action. Bruce Catton, This Hallowed Ground (Garden City, N.Y.,
1955), 295, 365, 38o-381.
"2General William J. Hardee led Confederate charges at Shiloh and Murfreesboro.
He later helped to defend Atlanta, then directed the defense of Savannah, managing
to extricate his force as a unit. Catton, Terrible Swift Sword, 151, 160, 224, 226-227,
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