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Chapter 7: Macon a Southern Unionist in the rebel army beneath a Georgia sun secession speech thoughts of home-political prisoners horrible place offer of the Gospel-Lieutenant A. P. Collins contemplated escape robes of blood! Pinning a Federal soldier to the ground. We were next taken to Macon, Georgia. Macon, Georgia. Traveling by night in box-cars, we had little opportunity to see the country. We were much annoyed on this trip by drunken, profane, and sleepy guards. Their cuffs and curses were almost too intolerable to be borne. On board the train, however, there was one companionable and intelligent gentleman. I regret that I cannot r
I lay longing for the morning which came at last; and never did I greet the light of day more joyously than the 30th of May, 1862.
This was my first night in Macon, Georgia, among the sick, dead, and dying.
The place or pen thus used for a hospital, and the ground enclosing it, were of such limited dimensions, that the large num