Jasper Culver escape from Andersonville Prison - San Fran Chronicle 21 Aug 1903 p7

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Jasper Culver escape from Andersonville Prison - San Fran Chronicle 21 Aug 1903 p7 - - 1 thought over there and Trowbridge with...
- 1 thought over there and Trowbridge with trTha rtrm nt th or were nretty J Wrere on us and we socn made up our - - union of Jasper Culver of Pasadena and L CTrowbride - e of North Dakota These two men escaped from Andersonvllle prison together and had not seen each other for thirty - nine - years not since they parted when safely outside the risen and each struck out In what be elleved to be the quickest way to reach the Union lines The story Is an unusual one I waa a member of Company K of the First Wisconsin aald Culver and Trowbridge was a sergeant In Company H We were captured together at Cblca - mauga on September 20 1M3 and sent to Belle Isle Prison We were transferred transferred to LIbby and then to Danville where r contracted smallpox and waa sent to the pest house I escaped from there - on February M ISM waa recaptured recaptured two weekst later and sent to Anderaonvllle Danville prisoners were 2 wj waa r1 wavingwaving blue minds to attempt to escape - at the first opportunity e took Thomas Mason of the FIrtt Wisconsin into tne icneme un September 12 164 SOOprlf oners were to be taken out for transfer to Millen We three had our plan ready As the list was ca - Ted off we got eear th entrance and aa they filed out we flipped Into the line We kept our places until we got through tfco gale ot the outer stockaoe tnen v slipped cut of the line when the guards were looking In another direction and stood by the entrance bidding the boys gooonje juit as ll we nso come up irum the outside To have attempted to run would have caused us to be shot down We waited tmtil an officer came up and ordered us to clear out - We sauntered off leisure y Into the woods and then ran tor our lives We separated srd In time all safey reached the Union lines It Is good to meet Trowbridge again He is now Auditor of Pennlrgtcn ccurt North Dakota His nephew 1 manager of one of your largest drug stores in this dt Shot i wno the be horses Confederate fought said X Une vl and and out hat almost laying 1 like time what time and and to own wound tnat of of

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  1. San Francisco Chronicle,
  2. 21 Aug 1903, Fri,
  3. Page 7

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