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A caricature of the conflict of Franklin, Tennessee; With memories of Camp Douglas through John M. Copley John M. Copley, a Tennessee resident, volunteered for the accomplice military initially of the Civil battle, while he was once purely fifteen years previous. He fought in corporation B of the forty ninth Tennessee Infantry, which used to be assigned to citadel Donelson, Tennessee. He used to be taken prisoner two times; first after the autumn of Nashville in 1862, and moment after the conflict of Franklin in 1864, while he used to be incarcerated as a prisoner of struggle at Camp Douglas, Illinois until eventually the top of the battle. Copley's memoir, A comic strip of the conflict of Franklin, Tenn.: With memories of Camp Douglas (1893), is a historical past of his actions in the course of the Civil conflict. at first of the warfare, castle Donelson fell to Federal troops in 1862, yet Copley was once now not at this conflict simply because he have been hospitalized in Nashville for pneumonia. Federal troops quickly received keep an eye on of Nashville, to boot, and Copley grew to become a prisoner within the medical institution. A Union soldier, whom Copley had identified in his youth, realized Copley used to be ailing and helped eliminate him from federal regulate so he may well get over his affliction at his domestic in Tennessee. Copley remained together with his kin till individuals of his regiment, who have been taken prisoners in 1862, have been exchanged for Federal prisoners. He and his regiment then rejoined the accomplice military and fought within the conflict of Franklin, Tennessee in 1864. They have been captured at that conflict and have become Union prisoners back. even though, this time they have been taken to criminal in Camp Douglas, Illinois, the place they spent the rest of the battle. Copley describes felony existence and tells of looking at Federal troops rejoice the top of the warfare. He recounts the top of his accomplice carrier in a indifferent demeanour, with no revealing his emotions on the time or in hindsight. He and his fellow prisoners have been published from captivity and so they swore an oath of allegiance to the United States.

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