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          SPECIALIZING IN ORIGINAL CIVIL WAR MEMORABILIA        
Perhaps the Most Unusual Prisoner of War "Relics" that We Have Seen! — Seaweed Collected at Point Lookout, Maryland in the Summer of 1864 by Oswald Tilghman!
Oswald Tilghman first served in the 18th Texas Cavalry. He was discharged after the battle of Shiloh so that he could join his brother (General Lloyd Tilghman) and serve on his staff. Oswald was captured at Port Hudson, Louisiana on July 5th, 1863. Tilghman first went to Johnson's Island P.O.W. Prison, and then to Point Lookout Prison in Maryland. Point Lookout was established August 1st, 1863 and had 20,000 prisoners living in tents.

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