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Posted By: Tom Ryan on: 06/01/2010 12:32:24 EDT
Subject: Capt. Fisher's escape from prison

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In June 1863, Maj. John Mosby and his rangers captured Army of the Potomac Chief Signal Officer Capt. Benjamin Franklin Fisher who at the time was serving as a courier for AoP commander Gen. Joe Hooker. Fisher ended up in Libby Prison in Richmond, but, along with other prisoners, made a daring escape in February 1864. Does anyone know whether Fisher left behind memoirs or a diary that dealt with his CW service, and, in particular, his role in escaping from Libby Prison? Perhaps other sources that mention Fisher's escape? I undertand that Joseph Wheelan's "Libby Prison Breakout" does not specifically mention Fisher.
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