Lt. James Gannon, Co. H, 69th New York State Militia, On His Captivity

22 02 2022

LETTER FROM A PRISONER AT RICHMOND.

Lieut. James Gannon, of the New York 69th regiment, who is now a prisoner at Richmond, in a letter to his mother, says:

“Although I am confined, I enjoy excellent health and I am getting stronger every day. The Southern hospitality extended us is better than we expected, and we all feel happy at our lot, none having reason to complain of the treatment they receive. We get enough to eat and plenty of coffee to drink. *  *  We are confined in a tobacco warehouse, a clean, well ventilated and healthy building, 75 by 80 feet, four stories high, and overlooking James river and a vast extent of country. We receive the papers regularly every morning, but they are all greatly prejudiced and incensed against the North, caused chiefly by the articles inserted in the Tribune and Times, believing them to be the sentiments of the Northern people, which I deny.”

The Baltimore (MD) Sun, 8/20/1861

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69th NYSM Roster

James Gannon at Ancestry

James Gannon at Fold3


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