From the National Tribune, 11/4/1897

Serg't S. E. Skinner, Co. I, 98th N. Y., West Brighton, N. Y., has as a walking stick his old flute which he carried with him during his three-years' service. When Comrade Skinner was taken prisoner his flute went with him to Libby. He gained the good graces of the prison authorities to such an extent that he was taken to see Jeff. Davis.

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