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      Battle Of
       West Point
 After the Battle

Prisoners' March

  All the prisoners taken that day, including those from Fort Tyler, where taken across the river into West Point.  The Federals also imprisoned every man and boy believed to have assisted the Confederate forces.  All were marched to College Hill (now the site of the old West Point Elementary School and adjacent homes and apartment).

        Upon reaching College Hill, they were combined with other  prisoners that LaGrange’s troops had taken during their march from the Auburn area to West Point. In total,  LaGrange's forces surrounded and guarded well over 200 Confederates. That night would be cold.   Without appropriate shelter, all were to spend the sleeping on the ground

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        Seeing the use for a command center, LaGrange commandeered a nearby  house owned by Mr. Burdette.  The house was located on the highest point near the road. From here, LaGrange directed activities he deemed necessary to ensure his hold on the town.  One of his first directives was to inform the officers in Wilson's brigade of his victory.  He prepared and dispatched the following:  

Next Page    LaGrange's Letter to Upton

 

Source:

Joe Keith, Jr., "Aftermath: Written for the 130th Anniversary of the Battle of West Point"  

                                                           

 

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          the story of the Civil War and its haunting 
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