Captured at Deep Creek

by | Feb 8, 2017 | Confederate affiliation, Jackson

Asaph Wilson Sherrill of Jackson County was a private in Thomas’ Legion.

He was captured by Union soldiers at the Battle of Deep Creek. He was taken to Knoxville, Tennessee, then to Nashville, and finally, to a prison camp in Delaware. He died of dysentery and was buried in a mass grave at Finn’s Point National Cemetery in New Jersey.

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