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Book Signing: Richard E. Quest – I Held Lincoln: A Union Sailor’s Journey Home

May 12, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Covering almost a year of Loring’s service, I Held Lincoln describes the lieutenant’s command of the gunboat USS Wave, the Battle of Calcasieu Pass, the surrender of his ship, and his capture by the Confederates. He was incarcerated in Camp Groce, a deadly Confederate prison where he endured horrific conditions and abuse. Loring attempted to escape, evading capture for ten days behind enemy lines, only to be recaptured just a few miles from freedom. After an arduous second escape, he finally reached the safety of Union lines and gained his freedom.


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7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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