Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Civil War Escape From Prison At Danville, Virginia

 An Account Of The Escape of Six Federal Soldiers From Prison At Danville, VA by W. H. Newlin (a Lieutenant from the 73rd Illinois* who was briefly used as an orderly in a Confederate military hospital near Danville, Virginia).

....Lucien B. Smith, of Company F, Fourth Michigan Cavalry; William Sutherland; of Company H, Sixteenth United States Infantry; Watson C. Trippe, of Company H, Fifteenth United States Infantry....

Contemplating escape (see above)....

 Lucien Smith and W. H. Newlin were mentioned in the book "Father Abraham's Children: Michigan episodes in the Civil War:

...The other tent mates included a man from near Lucien's home, William Sutherland of the 16th United States Infantry, from Dundee, Michigan;.....

Was William Sutherland living in Lenawee County, Michigan, in 1850?  

Also from Father Abraham's Children...:

A death record for Lucien Bowen Smith stated that his parents were Franklin & Lydia (Bowen) Smith and that he died 16 September 1917, in Dundee, Monroe Co., Michigan.  He was buried in Maple Grove Cemetery.  Smith and his parents were living in Lenawee County in 1860.

From the book Family of Griffith Bowen, gentleman...., Lucien's parents were William Franklin & Lydia (Bowen) Smith:

*Note: My ancestor, James A. Rice, was a Captain in the 73rd Illinois; he was captured at Chickamauga.

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