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[52] to be tried as a spy and would undoubtedly be hung. From Knoxville, he was sent to Mobile, and eight days later, removed to Tuscaloosa, and thence to Montgomery, Alabama, where he was taken very sick with pneumonia and typhoid fever, and was treated with great inhumanity, all medicine being refused him, and he being left for twelve days lying upon the deck of the boat, without a bed and with nothing but corn bread and spoiled old salt junk for food. From Montgomery he was sent to Macon, Georgia. Here, weal as he was, he attempted to escape, but was recaptured six days later, being run down with bloodhounds. Almost the 1st of October, 1862, he was sent with numerous other prisoners by way of Savannah, Augusta, Columbia, Raleigh, Petersburg, and Richmond, for exchange. They all suffered fearfully on the route, and many died. On the 18th of October, they were exchanged, and corporal Pike, reduced to a skeleton, and almost in a dying state, was taken to the Cliffburn hospital at Washington. Here, for some months, he lay almost hopelessly ill, but in March, 1863, had recovered sufficiently to join his regiment.

Here he was soon again at his old work. Riding out one day some distance beyond the lines with a lieutenant of his company, they met an old negro preacher, who told them that there was a large body of rebel soldiers not far off. Corporal Pike requested the lieutenant to return to Murfreesboro while he went to see where the rebels were. After some scouting he discovered them, about one hundred and fifty in number, at the foot of a considerable hill; his position being above them, and two of their men, one mounted and the other

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