Escapes at Oglethorpe as documented by Morris Cooper Foote

Escapes at Oglethorpe

During Foote’s Macon, GA confinement, he reports five escapes: June 27th (1 man), July 15th (3 men), and July 16th (1 man).  He even references an escape on June 27th through the use of an elaborate tunnel system.  Amazingly, he reports some 100 Union soldiers escaping on July 28th as they were being taken to Charleston via the railroad. That single tunnel-escape resulted in more free men than all the successful combined escapes from Libby prison.

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