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.

Galvanized Tar
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