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Guerrilla warfare, and life in Libby Prison

Forsythe, John William, and Steadman, Melvin Lee (Editor)

Published by Turnpike Press, Annandale, VA, 1967
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x, 53 p. 22 cm. Includes: Illustrations, Portraits, Facsimiles. "Originally printed privately at Algona, Iowa, Republican Steam Print, 1892." From an on-line posting: "John William Forsyth was educated in the Leesburg (Virginia) Academy. John and his father William J. Forsyth both enlisted in Company "A" of the Independent Loudoun (Virginia)Rangers (USA) on June 20, 1862, at Waterford, Va. for three years. The Loudoun Rangers, a cavalry and scouting unit, were the only Union command raised in Confederate Virginia. John transferred to Company "B" on Oct. 31, 1863, having served 33 days in Confederate prison. He re-enlisted in January 1864 at Point of Rocks, Md. In August he was made First Duty Sergeant. On October 14, 1864, he was captured during a skirmish near Adamstown, Md., and was sent to Libby Prison where he remained until released on Feb. 22, 1865. Forsyth described his prison experience in a book entitled "Guerrilla Warfare, and, Life in Libby Prison, " first published in 1892. After his release he moved to Lovettsville, Va., then in 1866 he returned to Leesburg and there, in the Old Stone Methodist Episcopal Church, dedicated his life to the ministry. On July 1, 1869, he married Mary Charlotte Sykes, of West Newton, Penna.; she died in Iowa in 1889. In 1893 he married Minnie Dayton of Bradgate, Iowa, who died in California in 1895. Rev. Forsyth served various parishes in Virginia, and also in Frederick County, Md.; Licking County and Morgan County, Ohio; in Iowa; and finally, in Worthington, Minn. He died in Worthington, Minn. on Dec. 18, 1896, and he was buried in Britt, Iowa, with honors presented by Howe Post #179, GAR." Melvin Steadman (1932-1987) was a United Methodist minister, an amateur genealogist, and a historian of Northern Virginia. Good. Pencil erasure residue on title page. Bookseller Inventory # 68622

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Title: Guerrilla warfare, and life in Libby Prison

Publisher: Turnpike Press, Annandale, VA

Publication Date: 1967

Binding: Wraps

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