- Full Citation: Horace B. Little, "Reminiscences of the Civil War: Escape from Fort Tyler Prison,"
Indiana Magazine of History 13, no. 1 (March 1917): 42-50.
- Home: Hendricks County (Danville)
- Year: 1864
- Regiment: 43rd Indiana Volunteer Infantry, Co. K
- Abstract: Little and members of his company were escorting a wagon train to Little Rock when they were surrounded and captured near Camden, Texas. They were taken to Fort Tyler prison. He and two soldiers used a faked hospital pass to escape, and after walking almost two hundred miles, suffering from much hunger, Little and one of the soliders made it back to their regiment. Little's memories were reprinted from the Danville Gazette on Dec. 7, 1916.
- Sample Text:
- "We thought maybe we could run across a bed of coals where someone had camped and we carried the
[dead] squirrel along with us. We did not find a place where we could cook it, so we decided to eat
it raw. It was very good and we wished we had another one." (p. 50)
- LC Subject Headings:
- United States. Army. Indiana Infantry Regiment, 43rd (1861-1865)