Monday, December 03, 2012

George Lowry or Lawery 56th., Ohio Infantry.

Colonel KINNEY, Fifty-sixth Ohio.

I answered this note in effect that our orders were to "return to Memphis as soon as the bridge was completed or as soon as General Sherman's division came up," and that I was now acting in obedience to that order and preparing to return. An orderly soon cam down with the information that the Fifty-second Indiana were coming to guard the bridge. After reaching the neighborhood of Colliersville and on down until this side of Germantown the enemy were hovering all around us, but our dispositions for defense probably deterred them from making an attack. George Lowry, drummer, Company K, straggling to the front against positive orders, was captured by the enemy. I append a list of the prisoners taken from the train and belonging to this command.
I have the honor to be, sir, your most obedient servant,W. H. RAYNOR,Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Fifty-sixth Ohio Regiment.

George Lowry or Lawery, Private, Age 21, Enlisted December 12, 1861, for 3 years.  Captured June 27, 1862, at Germantown, Tennessee, exchanged August 30, 1862.  Transfered to company C., Battalion, January 26, 1864. Veteran.

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