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          SPECIALIZING IN ORIGINAL CIVIL WAR MEMORABILIA        
An Amazing Civil War Story
2nd Lieut. Samuel G. Boone Co. B 88th Pennsylvania Infantry was captured at the Battle of Gettysburg on July 1st, 1863 & became a Prisoner of War being confined at Libby Prison in Richmond, Danville Prison, Va., Macon Prison in Georgia & Camp Asylum Prison in Columbia, South Carolina. Samuel escaped from Columbia on February 17th, 1865. Offered are two items that he sent home: (1) A letter telling his mother that he had “Made good my escape from the cursed Rebels” and (2) A photo of his “constant companion”… Abraham Lincoln, that he carried “During 19 months of captivity as a Prisoner of War from July 1st, 1863 until Feb. 17th, 1865.”

In the book, History of the 88th Pennsylvania Volunteers in the War for the Union 1861-1865 by John D. Vautier, Boone provides a detailed account of his capture by a Louisiana Tiger at Gettysburg.

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