04 May 2013

Private Charles S. Eddy Was A POW

Jefferson Barracks is home to a series of letters written by Private Charles S. Eddy of Michigan during the Civil War.

Jim's Photo Taken At Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, Missouri

Private Charles S. Eddy, Co. E, 18th Michigan Volunteer Infantry, arrived at the Jefferson Barracks General Hospital aboard the hospital steamer Baltic on April 23, 1865, from Cahaba, Alabama Prison Camp.

Pvt. Eddy died May 4, 1865.

From the Archives of Michigan:

Eddy, Charles S.,Franklin. Enlisted .. in company E, Eighteenth lnfantry, Aug. 2, 1862, at Tecumseh, for 3 years, age 19. Mustered Aug. 26, 1862.. Taken prisoner at Danville, Ky., March 24, 1863. Taken. prisoner at Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 13, 1863. Taken prisoner at Athens, Ala., Sept. 24, 1864. Died of disease at St. Louis, Mo., May 6, 1865.

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