Thanks for the replies. The LW Angel is an ancestor but I never knew he was in the war. The photo is amazing, this forum is greatly appreciated. I would be interested to hear from some of the diary when I have a little more time to post questions. Thanks to all.I have been studying a unit that served in the same Brigade as the 37th Tennessee from May 1863 onward. I have a diary written by a member of the 37th Tennessee Infantry. I would be happy to try to answer any questions you might have about the Regiment.
Thanks for adding me.
I'm one of Jacob Kyle Blair's great grandsons. My mother saved two of her grandfather's tintype photos. i have digitally restored one of them and currently in the process of painting Jacob's portrait in oils. During the past year I've watched all the streaming Civil War documentaries over and over.....and over. Finally getting a feel for tracking Jacob's movements and some timeline between 1861 and 1865. As he was enlisted to the 37th Regiment Tennessee, I'm trying to get a clearer understanding of what became of Jacob after the Battle of Franklin Nov 22 and when he was captured 2 weeks later in Bristol, Sullivan County TN on Dec 6 1864. That's quite a fur piece up the road North almost to KY. Fold 3 dot com was helpful with Muster Roll Cards. The internet was helpful in showing me the details of some the POW prisons that Jacob lived in for the remaining months before Lee surrendered. Find-A-Grave was helpful in locating Jacob's grave for me, I plan to visit this fall and take my finished painting to show relatives what he looked like at 20 years old. Tragically, from the enormous PTSD he must have suffered from after his parole, and after he married and fathered 2 sons and my grandmother, Jacob ended his own life at 35 years old.
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I'm trying to get a clearer understanding of what became of Jacob after the Battle of Franklin Nov 22 and when he was captured 2 weeks later in Bristol, Sullivan County TN on Dec 6, 1864.
THANKS SO MUCH FOR HELPING ME, THIS IS APPRECIATED. WILL HAVE TO VISIT BRISTOL. JACOB LEFT BRISTOL FOR LOUISVILLE PRISON, THEN CAMP CHASE OHIO PRISON AND THEN FINALLY POINT LOOKOUT PRISON IN MARYLAND VIA STEAMSHIP MARY POWELL.Jacob was apparently hospitalized in Bristol and captured there.
THANKS SO MUCH FOR HELPING ME, THIS IS APPRECIATED. WILL HAVE TO VISIT BRISTOL. JACOB LEFT BRISTOL FOR LOUISVILLE PRISON, THEN CAMP CHASE OHIO PRISON AND THEN FINALLY POINT LOOKOUT PRISON IN MARYLAND VIA STEAMSHIP MARY POWELL.
Several of my North Carolinians ended up at Louisville with the "north of the Ohio River" requirement. One of them almost immediately disobeyed that rule and bolted for Chattanooga, and every time I see that bitter note in his CSR, it makes me laugh so hard.You're very welcome ! Louisville was the destination of most all Confederates captured in the western theater. It was determined there what prison they would be sent to. If any desired to take the Oath of Allegiance and remain "north of the Ohio River" for the duration, they didn't have far to go.