Sheridan's Ride. Battle of Cedar Creek.


Sheridan's Ride. Battle of Cedar Creek. Date Created/Published: 1864 October 19. Images of the war provided by LOC. Original medium: 1 drawing on yellow tracing paper : pencil ; 24.9 x 37.2 cm. (sheet).

Massachusetts 38 Infantry

This is an incredible drawing! I am looking for photos or any information about my Great Great Uncle James Albert Osborne, Union soldier, 38th Infantry Massachusetts who was captured on October 19 1864 at Cedar Creek and died in Salsbury Prison. I am confused as to why, if the Union Army won this battle, he was taken prisoner and sent to die of disease. Can anyone help with information?