Saturday, November 28, 2009

Wentworth Diary

James Hamilton Wentworth was the husband of Elizabeth Green, sister of my great grandfather Andrew Jackson Green

He was 45 years old when they got married in 1883. She was his third wife.
As a younger man he enlisted in the 5th Regiment, Florida Infantry and participated in several of the important battles of the Civil War.

James Wentworth was taken prisoner at Gettysburg. He was held as a Prisoner of War for the rest of the war and kept a diary. Part of the diary was published in a magazine in the 1950s and recently a cousin obtained a copy and transcribed it. It is an interesting account of surviving and keeping hope to return home.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

lt,benjamin f. devane my line,wife remarried to a david wilson.taylor county fla,children where counted as wilsons in the census. this devane also kin to the devanes of south fla. these are my wilson/rowell lines. daryl w woods.