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Nineteen year-old John Taylor Cuddy is captured with his regiment in the Wilderness

John Taylor Cuddy, circa 1862, detail
05/05/1864
John Taylor Cuddy had lied about his age to enlist in the Carlisle Fencibles, which joined the Army of the Potomac as Company A of the 36th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry.  Veterans in the center of V Corps, they were just a few weeks from the end of their tour of duty.  Cut off in the woods during the initial fighting and surrounded, 272 officers and men were forced to surrender. The officers were sent to Macon, Georgia, the enlisted men, and John Cuddy, were soon in Andersonville.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
David G. Colwell, The Bitter Fruits: The Civil War Comes to a Small Town in Pennsylvania (Carlisle, PA: Cumberland County Historical Society, 1998), 174
Samuel P. Bates, History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5; prepared in compliance with acts of the Legislature (Harrisburg, PA: B. Singerly, State Printer, 1869) I: 729-730. 

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