- Aug 16, 2015
Newell Burch, Corporal, Company E, 154th New York Infantry. Burch was captured at Gettysburg on July 1, 1863, and imprisoned at Belle Island and Andersonville prisons. Paroled April 21, 1865, he was the longest-held U. S. POW in the conflict, surviving 661 days in prison.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
Dustyn Dubuque, The Diary of Newell Burch: How a Man of Resources Survived the Civil War and 21 Months as a Prisoner of War.
https://minds.wisconsin.edu/bitstre...thesis 2015 spring.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y
Dustyn Dubuque, How Newell Burch Survived Andersonville Prison, Among the First to Arrive and the Last to Leave. (Eau Claire, WI: Monarch Tree Publishing, 2017).