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This page is dedicated to the memory of our ancestor
Adam Friend

At the age of 17, he served as a Private with
Company F, 75th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Wounded, Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia May 2, 1863

Photo of wounded soldiers being tended in the field after the Battle of Chancellorsville near Fredericksburg, Va., May 2, 1863




Hospitalized at Mower General Hospital, (see photo below) Philadelphia, Penn. until October 12, 1863



In August 1864, Adam was involved with his regiment in blowing up bridges used by the Florida Railroad. For a week, this disrupted movement of beef and salt to the Confederacy. Adam was captured August 17th in Gainsville, FL. More about this from the book by William Marvel titled Andersonville The Last Depot: "but on August 17 their raid fell apart when Florida cavalry surprised a small garrison at Gainesville and captured two-thirds of it: a few chagrined Florida Tories joined nearly two hundred Ohioans and New Englanders in the long trek to Andersonville by rail and steamboat, stopping at Tallahassee and Quincy for the loyal citizens to gloat over them." Adam arrived at Andersonville Prison, GA August 22nd. At his arrival, the prison was at it's maximum occupancy of 33,000. They were contained in an area of 16 acres. It had no shelter from the sun, rain, and mosquitos. They were said to be content to wallow in there own filth. And there was hardly room for them to lie down. Scurvy was common from the poor rations. Adam survived Andersonville, and was paroled February 28, 1865.

After Andersonville when they thought they were being exchanged they took them by train to other prisons. Adam was sent to Florence Stockade in Florence, South Carolina. "Adam Friend was so feebel (sic) and weak when we left Florence that it required four men to move him from his quarter to the cars when we were sent to Annapolis, Maryland." Frederick Engle 75th OVI October 28, 1895

The following photo of Andersonville, now at the National Archives, was taken just a week before Adam's arrival.