Archive for the Tag 'Barney Cannoy'


Separate Lives, Shared Misery: A Look at Two of the “Immortal Six Hundred” Part I

Had it not been for the Civil War,  Barney Cannoy and Junius Hempstead would have continued living in separate worlds, but a Union general’s  obsession brought them together in one of the war’s most infamous imprisonments.   Part I: Soldiers,  1860-1864 Autumn  1860 Among the students entering the Virginia Military Institute at Lexington in August, 1860, was a 17-year-old  Iowan, Junius Lackland Hempstead.   Blessed with artistic abilities,  the young […]