George H. Starr, 1840 - 1916

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George H. Starr, 1840 - 1916

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George H. Starr was captain of Company D, 104th New York Infantry when he was captured during the first day of fighting at Gettysburg. He was transferred to Libby Prison in Richmond, Virginia, from which he escaped on February 9, 1864, but was recaptured. Starr was transferred to the military prison at Macon, Georgia, in 1864 and escaped from that prison on July 28th, 1864. He was recaptured and sent to prison camps in South Carolina. He had a successful escape attempt on October 10, 1864, and managed to stay free afterward. He was discharged from the army on January 6, 1865.