Nicholas Pryde.


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Posted by Terry Foenander. on April 15, 2004 at 15:43:38:

I have now located conclusive evidence that Nicholas Pryde (his middle initial was actually "B") later went on to serve on the cruiser FLORIDA, then on the CLARENCE-ARCHER-TACONY expedition with Charles Read, and was captured off Portland, June, 1863. They were sent to Fort Warren, and Pryde was one of the two who successfully escaped from this facility in August, 1863. He made his way to Canada, then returned to the CSS FLORIDA, where he is last mentioned as being aboard, in September, 1864. Pryde had previously served in the Army, in a Louisiana unit. He is noted as being born in New York, and may have returned there after the war, but his subsequent career and movements after September, 1864, are currently unknown.


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