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Family Story
Escape During the Civil War
ELLIOTT, Isaac Bluford

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Isaac Bluford Elliott 1838 -1923 TN -TXPosted by: Laura BurtonDate: January 03, 2000 at 22:05:52 of 9003

Seeking information on I B Elliott b.1838 in Shellyville,TN m. Martha Hamilton in Cass County,TX in 1865. He was a prisoner in the civil war...member of the 17th TN infantry. Escaped prison because a guard helped him escape..he was reported as dead. I am looking for his family in TN ...any information would be very much appreciated.
The story as I recall it is that he was a prisoner during the war, and was wounded, and got placed among the dead bodies. He was able to get up from there on his own, and escaped the prisoner camp. There was one other confederate soldier who escaped with him, and the two walked back to the South. Along the way, often people took pity on them and gave them food. At one home, they were given a silver spoon as well, along with their meal. When the two soldiers parted ways, on their journey home, they cut the spoon into 2 halves. This other fellow got the end with the tines, and we don't know his name or what became of him. The handle end is still in the family, now fashioned into a ring, and it is now in the hands of Jesse James Elliott, I believe.

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