Alfred Gude collection
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Other prisons where Alfred was incarcerated were in Danville and Macon, Georgia, and then Charlestown, South Carolina. The Rebels claimed they had to move the 10,000 prisoners because of yellow fever, but really because the Union army was near. Therefore, the Confederates moved their prisoners to Columbia, South Carolina. Other places where he was taken were Athens and Augusta, Georgia, and near Chesterville, South Carolina.
Alfred made three attempts to escape before finally succeeding. During the final escape, Alfred traveled about 250 miles in North and South Carolina, and in East Tennessee, before meeting Union soldiers camped at the Chucky River, between North Carolina and Tennessee. Some of his own 51st Regiment was camped there. Alfred received a furlough after his long escape ordeal.
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In the 1880 federal census, Alfred was 43 years old, living with his wife Jane, age 44, in Bruceville, with their four children: Mollie (23), Hattie (19), Jessie (18) and Johnie (10).
Ancestry.com. 1880 United States Federal Census. http://www.ancestrylibrary.com.
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