03-08-21 Most Horrible Civil War Record

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Question: I was born 1842 in Chautauqua County, N.Y. and died in 1908 in Dunn County, Wisconsin. I enlisted in the Fall of 1862. I was in a N.Y. Regiment. My horrible record started July1st, 1863 at Gettysburg.
1) Who am I
2) What's My regiment
3) What Horrible record do I hold

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1) Newell Burch
2) 154th New York
3) longest known incarceration at Andersonville

Edit - Burch was held at Belle Isle prison initially and was not transferred to Andersonville until late winter of 1864. He held the record for longest known incarceration of any Union prisoner of the Civil War, but I cannot verify that he was held at Andersonville longer than any other prisoner at that site.

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1. Newel Burch
2. 154th New York
3. Survived Andesonville,being amongst the first to arrive there and the last to leave.

Edit - He did survive Andersonville, but was not transferred to that site until late winter of 1864, so I cannot verify that he was there longer than any other prisoner.

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1) Newell Burch
2) 154th New York Vol. Inf.
3) captured on July 1, 1863 at Gettysburg, he was first imprisoned at Belle Isle, later transferred to Andersonville Prison.
He has the distinction of being the longest-held Union POW of the Civil War. He survived 661 days of imprisonment.

Source: Wikipedia, Andersonville National Historic Site
 

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NEWELL BURCH of the 154TH NEW YORK INFANTRY kept a diary or account of his imprisonment at Belle Isle and Andersonville for 21 months.On one source that diary or record is called "DIARY OF NEWELL BURCH :HOW A MAN OF RESOURCES SURVIVED THE CIVIL WAR AND 21 MONTHS AS A PRISONER OF WAR".
 
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