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William CRISP

I WAS born in England, January, 1834, and enlisted in the service of the United States at Hillsdale, Mich., August, 1862, in Company D, 18th Regiment Michigan Volunteers. Was captured at Athens, Ala., September 24, 1864, and confined in the Castle Morgan, Cahaba, Ala., prison.

I was put on board the "Sultana" at Vicksburg. The boiler exploded when about seven miles above Memphis. I was badly burned and lost the use of one arm; swam three miles and a half, and got in a tree. I was rescued at seven A. M., April 28 (27th), 1865.

Occupation, farming. Postoffice address, Silver Creek, Neb.

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