Thursday, September 22, 2005

Civil War Memoir: Isaac E. Conklin 105th New York Volunteers

The following is from Grand Army of the Republic ~ Department of New York ~ Personal War Sketches of the Members of Charles P. Sprout Post No. 76, of Lockport

Sprout who was with the New York 28th Infantry was killed in Action at Cedar Mountain, Virginia on August 9, 1862

Isaac E. Conklin
born Niagara, New York
Company “B”, 105th New York Volunteers

The first battle in which I was engaged was Cedar Mountain—afterward at Rappahannock Station. Thoroughfare Gap, Bull Run, Chantilly, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Mine Run, cold Harbor and Petersburg.

Was never wounded, but was taken prisoner, August 19, 1864, at the battle of the Weldon Railroad by Lee’s Army. Was confined in the following named prisons: Libby, Belle Island, Salisbury and Florence. Recaptured February 22, 1865. My intimate comrades were William Harry, John St. Clair, William Mesler, and William Clark.

The most important event in my military life was when I was recaptured by General Terry.

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