Henry Eby’s story of service with the 7th Illinois Cavalry in the American Civil War is like many soldier stories. Told in his own way, it is compelling for its simplicity, despite the horrors and deprivations he endured.
On September 20, 1863, Eby was captured. Barely surviving, he and a friend escaped, only to be captured again. Eventually paroled, he returned to his unit and served out the rest of his enlistment.