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CDV of Gettysburg Lt. Col. John P. Spofford – Captured at Gettysburg, Sent to Libby Prison… and Escaped! – One of Several Prisoners Held Hostage in the Line of Fire by the Confederates in Charleston, S.C.
Well, he did escape… but was recaptured. He was transferred to Macon, Georgia and from there to Charleston, South Carolina. It was in Charleston that the Confederates came up with the idea of using several Union officers as hostages in an attempt to halt the Union artillery fire on Charleston. Spofford was eventually released and was wounded at the battle of Hatcher’s Run on February 6th. On February 18th he was promoted Colonel.

The 97th New York was a hard fought regiment with distinction at the battle of Gettysburg. The CDV is in very good condition with the usual aging. Corners have not been trimmed. The photographer is G. W. Wood of Syracuse, N.Y.

#P545 - Price $395