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    The Capture, The Prison Pen, and the Escape by Captain Willard W. Glazier Owned by Private Henry Kinsey, 74th Indiana Infantry - Inventory Number: HIS 134 / SOLD

    Giving a Complete History of Prison Life in the South, Principally at Richmond, Danville, Macon, Savannah, Charleston, Columbia, Belle Isle, Millin, Salisbury, and Andersonville: Describing the Arrival of Prisoners, Plans of Escape, with Numerous and Varied Incidents and Anecdotes of Prison Life: Embracing, Also, The Adventures of the Author’s Escape from Columbia, South Carolina, His Recapture, Subsequent Escape, Recapture, Trial as Spy, and Final Escape From Sylvania, Georgia. Fascinating account written by Captain Willard W. Glazier of the 2nd New York Cavalry on his prison life and exploits after his capture at Buckland’s Mills, Virginia. Hardbound, first edition copy, 422 pages with 13 illustrated plates. Published in 1865 by the United States Publishing Company in New York. The first page is inscribed with the name of the original owner, “Privt. Henry Kinsey, 74th Ind. Vol. infty. 14th Corps. Gen. Thomas Co.A Gen. Sherman- Army of Cumberland.” Henry Kinsey enlisted in the 74th Indiana in July 1862 and was a veteran of Chickamauga, Chattanooga, and the Atlanta Campaign. The book is in good condition with some edge wear and a taped repair to the first page. A great addition to a Civil War book collection. 

    Willard W. Glazier - 19 years old. Enlisted on 8/6/1861 at Troy, NY as a Private. On 8/14/1861 he mustered into "E" Co. NY 2nd Cavalry. He was Mustered Out on 12/28/1864 at New York, NY. On 3/25/1865 he was commissioned into "L" Co. NY 26th Cavalry. He was Mustered Out on 7/1/1865 at Ogdensburgh, NY. He was listed as: POW 10/19/1863 Buckland's Mills, VA (Confined at Macon, GA & Columbia, SC).  Exchanged 11/26/1864 Columbia, SC. Promotions: 1st Sergt. 2nd Lieut. 8/24/1863. 1st Lieut 3/9/1865 (As of Co. L 26th NY Cav)

    Henry Kinsey - Residence Warsaw IN; Enlisted on 7/19/1862 as a Private. On 7/19/1862 he mustered into "A" Co. IN 74th Infantry. He was Mustered Out on 6/9/1865 at Washington, DC.

    Seventy-fourth Infantry INDIANA (3-YEARS)

    Seventy-fourth Infantry. -- Cols., Charles W. Chapman, Myron Baker,  Thomas Morgan; Lieut.-Cols., Samuel Keefer, Myron Baker, Thomas Morgan, Charles B. Mann; Majs., Myron Baker, Thomas Morgan, Charles B. Mann, William B. Jacobs.

    Eight companies of this regiment were organized at Fort Wayne in August, 1862, and were mustered in at Indianapolis Aug. 21, leaving the state at once for Louisville and proceeding thence to Bowling Green.  They returned to Louisville Sept. 5, and were assigned to the 2nd brigade, 1st division, Army of the Ohio, and joined in pursuit of Bragg.

    They reached Gallatin, Tenn., Nov. 10, and moved thence to Castalian Springs, where they were joined by Cos. C and K on Dec. 4, making the organization complete.  These companies had been left at Indianapolis to fill up their ranks and left the state, Aug. 27, to join the regiment but were stopped at Munfordville to assist in the defense of that place.  They were in a skirmish with Bragg's advance, Sept. 14, and took part in the general engagement that followed, being surrendered with the forces on the 17th, but were paroled and on Nov. 17 were exchanged.

    The regiment aided in driving Morgan's forces across the Cumberland at Hartsville, and later overhauled Morgan at Salt River, the brigade driving him across the Rolling fork.  The regiment was assigned to the 2nd brigade, 3d division, 14th corps, and moved on Jan. 13, 1863, from Gallatin to Nashville, thence to Lavergne, remaining there until June 3, when it moved to Triune.

    It then marched on the campaign against Tullahoma and skirmished at Hoover's gap.  Moving from Tullahoma in August, it participated in the campaign against Chattanooga, crossed the Tennessee, and was in a skirmish at Dug gap.  It was one of the first regiments engaged at Chickamauga and was one of the last to leave the field.  Its loss was 20 killed, 129 wounded and 11 missing.

    It reached Chattanooga on Sept. 22; was in action constantly during that siege and in the victorious assault at Missionary Ridge; pursued the enemy as far as Ringgold, GA, returned to Chattanooga and was transferred to the 3rd brigade, 3d division, 14th corps; moved with Sherman's army in the Atlanta campaign, and was engaged almost daily in skirmishing and in the battles at Dallas, Kennesaw, Lost Mountain, Peachtree creek and numerous minor engagements about Atlanta.

    Lieut.-Col. Baker in command, was killed in front of Atlanta Aug. 5.  At Jonesboro the brigade carried the works, capturing 4 pieces of artillery and over 700 men.  The 74th lost 13 killed and 40 wounded in this affair, most of the latter dying later of their wounds.

    With the corps, it was in pursuit of Hood's army in October, and then joined in the march to Savannah, the regiment engaging in a skirmish with Wheeler's cavalry at Rocky Creek Church.  From Savannah it passed through Georgia and the Carolinas to Raleigh, thence to Washington City.

    The original strength was 942; gain by recruits, 215; total, 1,157.  Loss by death, 260; desertion, 25, unaccounted for, 4.


     Inventory Number: HIS 134 / SOLD