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Entry by Samuel Elliot, December 11, 1864

Pennsylvania, 1857, zoomable map
Samuel Elliot was a member of the 36th Regiment 7th Pennsylvania Volunteer Corps in the Union Army during the Civil War. He was captured during the Battle of Wilderness on May 5-7, 1864 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. Elliot’s diary entry on December 11, 1864 described his journey back home and how "tears of joy" filled the eyes of many soldiers when they saw the Union flag again. (By Brenna McKelvey)


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