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    Fort Donelson POWs

    Hello, I was wondering if there is anything in the works about any living history events about pows from Fort Henry / Donelson this Spring. I know a while back someone wanted to use Conner Prairie Indiana for Camp Morton . Thanks, Paul Morrison

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    Re: Fort Donelson POWs

    That would certainly make for an interesting event.
    Warren Dickinson


    Currently a History Hippy at South Union Shaker Village
    Member of the original Pickett's Mill Interpretive Volunteer Staff & Co. D, 17th Ky Vol. Inf
    Former Mudsill
    Co-Creator of the States Rights Guard in '92

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    Re: Fort Donelson POWs

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Morrison View Post
    Hello, I was wondering if there is anything in the works about any living history events about pows from Fort Henry / Donelson this Spring. I know a while back someone wanted to use Conner Prairie Indiana for Camp Morton . Thanks, Paul Morrison
    My book Cadet Gray and Butternut Brown has copius notes on the uniforms and accoutrements of the CS prisoners at Fort Donelson. It is all there.

    CSuniforms
    Tom Arliskas

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    Re: Fort Donelson POWs

    John Walsh and I are working with the Fort Donelson folks about the event in Feb. We are using images from some of the captives to form the guidelines . John is meeting with the park tomorrow to iron out a couple of more details before putting out our announcement . More to follow .
    Jerry Ross
    Withdraw to Fort Donelson Feb 2012



    Just a sinner trying to change

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    Re: Fort Donelson POWs

    Thanks for the info. Just tryin to think of events for midwest folks. Pows have always been an interest for me. Paul Morrison

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    Re: Fort Donelson POWs

    Actually the 49th TN went to Camp Douglas. My g-g-grandfather was in Co. C of the 49th. I can't wait for registration for the anniversary event.
    Robert Orrand
    N. B. Forrest Camp 215, SCV
    Civilian Adjunct - Mayor of Dover, Purdy, Raymond, Layette, and more to come... and oh yeah Gettysburg
    4thTN CSA - Co A - Shelby Greys

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    Re: Fort Donelson POWs

    Looking forward to it Jerry as my son and I are trying to put together impressions now.
    Warren Dickinson


    Currently a History Hippy at South Union Shaker Village
    Member of the original Pickett's Mill Interpretive Volunteer Staff & Co. D, 17th Ky Vol. Inf
    Former Mudsill
    Co-Creator of the States Rights Guard in '92

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    Re: Fort Donelson POWs

    Robert ,
    My family was in the 49th Co. G .Melville Cherry .He turned 17 during the battle. He escaped from the fort ,family was from the area before the war. Later found his way to VA wsered with his brother there until the 49th was released from prison. We will have to do more talking >>>>.
    Jerry Ross
    Withdraw to Fort Donelson Feb 2012



    Just a sinner trying to change

    Hog Driver
    Lead ,Follow or Get out of the way !

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    Re: Fort Donelson POWs

    Jerry and Robert,

    This sounds like "old home week" as I had seven uncles in the 49th (five in Co. D. and two in Co. B) and two uncles in the 50th (Co. A). Perhaps we can swap stories and notes on the fine accommodations of Camp Douglas. See you there.

    regards,
    Mark
    J. Mark Choate
    7th TN. Cavalry, Co. D.

    "Let history dictate our impressions.......not the other way around!"

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    Re: Fort Donelson POWs

    I will bring a copy of his article he did for the Elkton paper in the '30's. He is from what is now Adams TN and was wounded at Franklin where his future wife's brother was killed. We definitely will talk about this. Sounds good.
    Robert Orrand
    N. B. Forrest Camp 215, SCV
    Civilian Adjunct - Mayor of Dover, Purdy, Raymond, Layette, and more to come... and oh yeah Gettysburg
    4thTN CSA - Co A - Shelby Greys

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