Member Spotlight Found in Navy Survivors' Certificates The National Archives Navy Survivors' Certificates Location: Navy Survivors' CertificatesKKiKirkland, Reese (#21978)Page 92
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Galvanized Tar

Landsman Reese Kirkland was a "galvanized tar", a term applied to those prisoners of war from the Confederacy that took the oath to the Union and joined the Union Navy. He had been a prisoner at Camp Douglas Chicago, Ilinois and enlisted into the Navy either on the 20th or 22nd of December 1863. He served until his discharge in June of 1865.

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