Gottfried Elo was my 4x great grandfather, and I would love to find out more about him. I know he served in the 14th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, and I also know some of the battles he was in. The main thing I'm trying to find out about is his experience in Libby prison. According to his wife's obituary from 1928 ( I don't think he ever got his own, so he shared it with his wife), he was at one point locked up at Libby prison, and then escaped. One thing that may or may not have to do with this is the fact that he was honorably discharged on December 10, 1863, and then immediately rejoined his regiment the next day as a veteran volunteer. As has been pointed out many times on this forum, Libby prison has no real record database, so it is hard to find information about its prisoners. One thing that makes Gottfried difficult to research is that his name was frequently misspelled. I have seen his first name written as Godfrey or Godfried, and his last name written as Ely or Dlo. I would love to find out when/if he was at Libby prison, and if so, when he was locked up, because I can't really find anything.