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Charles G. Davis's "Army Life and Prison Experiences"

Identifier: MS-0290

This is a copy of a manuscript by Charles G. Davis. It is his first-person story of being an imprisoned Union soldier who escaped during the Civil War. He escaped with four other men, and they traveled on foot for thirty-one days behind Confederate lines to Knoxville, Tennessee.


  • 1861-1864

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This is a copy of a manuscript by Charles G. Davis. It is his first-person story of imprisonment and escape during the Civil War.

Biographical/Historical Note

Major Charles G. Davis enlisted in Company C, 1st Massachusetts Cavalry, September 4, 1861. He was mustered into service September 16th, and was made Sergeant on September 17th. He was later promoted to Major.


This is a single folder collection.

Acquisition Note

This collection is the property of the Special Collections Library.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA