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Will Posey

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Six hundred Confederate officers who were Union POWs and in 1864 were placed in a pen in front of the Union batteries on Morris Island during the Union siege of Charleston as an effort to deter the Confederates in Charleston from firing back. The effort failed.
 

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At the Virginia State Library in Richmond (was there last week), I found a book that gave the biography of the Immortal Six Hundred. It was published by White Mane Press in Shippensburg, PA. Check it out.
 

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Immortal 600

Mauriel Joslyn has written two books on the Immortal 600:
The Biographical Roster of the Immortal 600 ISBN 0-942597-98-2 and
Immortal Captives ISBN 0-942597-96-6
both published by White Mane Publishing Co. of Shippensburg PA

There are other sources of information on the 600, such as
The Immortal Six Hundred, written by Maj. Ogden Murray, one of the 600,
and first published in 1905, reprinted in 1986 by Eagle Press, Little Rock AR. Another is Dunkle's 1869 List of The Immortal Six Hundred Prisoners of War, which appears in a book titled Virginia Diaspora, published in 1992 by Heritage Books ISBN 1-55613-648-X.

There are others unpublished.

Will
 
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Captain N.G. Bradford was one of the Immortal 600 held at Fort Pulaski. I have a beautiful cowhorn ornately carved by N.G.. while a pow at Fort Pulaski. The horn has oak leaves and acorns carved on one end and grapes and grapevines on the other. In the center is a rabbit and a beautiful dove with an olive branch in its beak. Also carved on the horn "IDLE HOURS OF A PRISONER OF WAR" "N.G. BRADFORD" "FORT PULASKI GA. 1865".
 

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Captain N.G. Bradford was one of the Immortal 600 held at Fort Pulaski. I have a beautiful cowhorn ornately carved by N.G.. while a pow at Fort Pulaski. The horn has oak leaves and acorns carved on one end and grapes and grapevines on the other. In the center is a rabbit and a beautiful dove with an olive branch in its beak. Also carved on the horn "IDLE HOURS OF A PRISONER OF WAR" "N.G. BRADFORD" "FORT PULASKI GA. 1865".
I guess you hear the words "I'd kill for that" quite frequently. :smile: Lucky! Was he an ancestor?
 

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Nero Guy Bradford was a relative. Captain of company I 26th N.C. wounded first day at Gettysburg and held prisoner for rest of the war. Nero shaved the horn down leaving the carving raised about 1/8". Sometime after the war a Dr. John McDowell gained ownership of the horn. In 1977 Dr. McDowells grandaughter showed me the horn. She also told me that a girl I went to school with had married her son. Twenty years later I saw the girl and I told her that if the cow horn ever came available to let me know. She gave me her phone number and I called about once a year or so but they never answered my calls. I hadn't called in the past six years until this past March and as usual no response. Three days later I got the call I had waited 34years for. I am looking at this unbelievable piece of art and craftsmanship as I send this message.
 
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