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21 April 2006
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1864 - Battle of Poison Springs, Arkansas
 
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My great great grandfather, Elihu Wakefield, was taken prisoner at the Battle of POison Springs, Arkansas - held at Camp Ford, Tyler, Texas, where he died in the summer of 1864 - buried at National Cemetery, Alexandria Louisiana,Sec A, Site 1178. He fought with the 18th Iowa, left a wife and two small children at age 37.
 
My 3rd Great grandfather is Elihu Wakefield. Today I was doing some research to find out more about his time in the Civil War. Our information had been that he died in Camp Tyler Texas. I wasn't getting much info, so I googled his name and found your site. I am from Washington State, where there are a lot of Wakefield family...descendents of George David, son of William Festus, son of Elihu. My records show that he had 5 children at the time of his death. My name is Cheryl Wilson and my email is cjw84@ccser.com
 
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