Prisoner of war document of Rush P. Cady, lieutenant in the 97th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company K, sent to his father, Mr. Daniel Cady of Rome, New York, from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1863
WASHINGTOND.C. (District of Columbia) (Washington, District of Columbia)
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CONFEDERATE STATES FORCES (Confederate States forces).
GETTYSBURG, PA. (Pennsylvania) (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) , JULY , 1863.
I, the subscriber, a Prisoner of War, captured near
do give my parole of honor not to take up arms against the Confederate States (Confederate States),
or to do any military duty whatever, or to give any information that may be prejudicial to
the interests of the same, until regularly exchanged. This Parole is Extended to
the wounded on considerations of humanity to some a
tedious and painful march to the death.
Geo. M. Edwards
Capt. (Edwards, George M. (Captain)) Co.B. (Company B) W. M P Con. (W. M P Con.)
Rush P. Cady (Cady, Rush Palmer (Lieutenant)) ,
Of Lieut. Co. K. (Company K)
97t Reg. N.Y.V. (97th Regiment, New York)
Articles to take home.-
Antigone – Prometheus – Gacitus – Transla-
tions, written & printed, of all three. – Promé-
thée.- Diary, Index Rerum, Gradey's &
Hadley's Greek Grammars, Classical Prize
Get Am. Chair-Marble- Woodhall.25, -
& Karen Apostle
Kellogg Sehum-Brad. – Carinus – Shakspeare – of
Child – Odyssey – X.1.Marble. – Letters to Sam. Miller (Miller, Sam) –
Antigone – Sawyer. –
Gran. The Cousin.
R.P. Cady (Cady, Rush Palmer (Lieutenant)) discoursed excellently will upon “Her-
oism in Traveling,” taking an original and inter-
esting view of the subject of [leadership], Franklin
[Dr Kan Rothe?] who had enlisted life in search
of hidden truth in matters, discard thoughts
Life is a journey ‘-which over an all emblems, &
mislaid labor to work he would with parkas
is hard – he & enabled there to work
in an […] himself & interests of after.