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Fort Fisher, NE Bastion. Frank Vizetelly (National Geographic)

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Some of the Imprisoned at Fort Warren-- Part 2: Gen. Butler Sets a Precedent

Also three Confederate Marines signed the book: Robert Tansill, John Tattnall and Thomas Wilson.

There were  also 34 Confederate officers from North Carolina military units (mostly 7th N.C.) captured by general Butler at Fort Hatteras in August 1861  These were some of the earliest Confederate prisoners captured during the war and to his credit, Benjamin Butler set the precedent that captured Confederate soldiers be treated as POWs and not traitors.

Confederate Navy and Marine Corps Officers held at Fort Warren who signed the book:

Samuel Barron Sr.
Hilary Cenas
Alexander M. DeBree
Dulaney A. Forrest
Richard W. Jeffery
William I. Glassell
James E. Lindsay
Julian Myers
William Meade Page
Edward s. Ruggles
John R.F. Tattnall
William H. Ward
Robert Tansill
Arthur Dickson Wharton
Thomas S. Wilson

The book was at auction on April 9, 2015, but failed to sell  Now it is priced at $4,375.

--Old B-Runner

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