Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Civil War Oddities #91

When Union Brig. General Francis C. Barlow took a serious wound at Gettysburg, his wife moved heaven and earth in what was initially a futile attempt to go to his bedside. At that time a nurse with Union forces, in desperation she turned to Confederate Brig. General John B. Gordon. Credited by Barlow with having saved Gordon’s life when he lay wounded on the battlefield, the Georgia native provided Mrs. Barlow with a safe conduct that permitted her to pass through confederate lines in order to join her husband.

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