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Thomas Ellwood Rose
Birth: Mar. 12, 1830
Death: Nov. 6, 1907

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Served in the Civil War as Colonel and commander of the 77th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. Captured at the Battle of Chickamauga, he is most reknown for engineering the escape of 109 Union officers held prisoner at Richmond's infamous Libby Prison. Using only an old pocket knife, a spittoon and a few other meager objects, Colonel Rose and others dug a tunnel 53 feet in 17 days. They made their escape on February 9, 1864. 59 Officers made it back to Union lines, 2 drowned and 49 were recaptured, including Colonel Rose. He didn't stay in prison too much longer, being exchanged in April 1864. He fought gallantly in the Atlanta Campaign, and was rather belatedly given the honorary brevet promotion to Brigadier General, USV on July 22, 1865. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 3, Lot 1818
 
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Record added: Jan 08, 2000
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Sir, Thank You sir for your service, this is coming from the 5 Miller brothers who also proudly served Our Country.
- Robert David Miller
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- Doug Lind
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Companion #05389 - Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the U.S.
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