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James Monroe Gresham enlisted at Camp McDonald

James Monroe Gresham enlisted at Camp McDonald, Georgia as 2nd Lieutenant, with Co H,

42nd Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry, on March 4, 1862.

He was captured at Vicksburg, Mississippi in July of 1863, paroled, reenlisted, captured at Nashville,

Tennessee December 16, 1864.  Prisoner of War at Louisville, Kentucky, then transferred to

Johnson's  Island Prison in Ohio in December of 1864. 

He was released on oath at the end of the war on June 16,1865.

Click HERE to read a short sketch of prison life on Johnson's Island prepared by James Monroe Gresham.

The following are photos of James Monroe Gresham furnished by his great grand daughter, Annette Wade.

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