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John G. B. Adams, Reminiscences of the Nineteenth Massachusetts Regiment, Chapter 12: experiences in rebel prisons,--Libby, Macon. (search)
last day as I did the first. Oh, I have heard lots of you fellows talk, but Dick Turner soon fixes them, was his reply. This was the first promise of starvation. lothing. We hardly knew what was to come next but had not long to wait, for Dick Turner, who had charge, ordered part of us to fall in. Lieutenant Chubbuck had keptf the prison. We were ordered to stand in line, unbutton our clothing, and, as Turner passed down, were made to open our mouths that he might see if we had any green and had just time to put ten between the soles of my shoe. The rest I gave to Turner. After he had picked a squad he ordered them to the front of the room, away frbout as blue a collection of humanity as was ever assembled. In a short time Turner came in to look us over. I asked him if it was not about time for dinner, as ned up she turned that side to us and some one said, Boys, see the old flag. Major Turner rode back and said, Break the head of the next man who says old flag, so we