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I WAS born in Litchfield, Hillsdale county, Mich., on the 1st day of July, 1838, and enlisted at Allen, Mich., December 17, 1863, in company D, 18th Regiment Michigan Infantry. I was captured at Athens, Ala., September 22, 1864, and confined in the rebel prison at Cahaba, Ala.

With others of my regiment I was on board the ill-fated steamer "Sultana," and when the boat took fire I sprang into the river. I succeeded in securing two pieces of cabin flooring, and placing one of these under each arm I floated down the river till I came to an island that was overflowed. Here I caught hold of some small trees and held on till rescued by a steamer and taken to Memphis. I think I was in the water about four hours. I was in the hospital after this fourteen days before I could stand alone.

My present occupation is mail carrier, and my post-office address, Campbell*, Mich.

* There were 4 places named Campbell in Michigan. See Michigan Places to see all of them.

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