Thursday, February 07, 2008

It Was Murder-1789-1865.

The murder of a person in the old days was no more uncommon then it is to day. The reasons for these murders were no different then today, greed and hate, and the want to have someone else’s stuff. Now I am not romantizing murder but to report the information the way it was recorded into history. There are many family stories that tell that some of their family line was murdered by Indians or by one enemy or another ( Union or Confederate. ), This information is to help you know what happened to these men and women and some times children. Many of you may know of these stories and some will not and then there are those of you who never knew anything about a murder of one of their family line.

Native Americans.

I know there are two sides of a story, but this author feels he could not give your side the justice it deservers, yes many Native Americans murdered the White’s and the White’s murdered the Native Americans, but less us not forget that the Native Americans were murdering each other for the same reason the white’s were murdering each other. That being said I will add a storey or two so you will not feel left out of history again.

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Fort Madison, January 7, 1812.

In a letter it stated that a party of about twenty Puants, arrived at Mr. George Hunt’s house, lead mines, &c., and killed two Americans and robbed Hunt of all his goods. On the same day another party of Puants, went to the place of Nathan Pryer and killed him.

Georgia Camden County, 1793.

James Burges, and Indian trader who lived on the lower Creeks. Went to a John Kinnard house, who lived in the Hitcheta town in the lower Creeks as John Kinnard was accusing James Burges in the murder and robbery at Trader’s Hill, on the St. May’s river. James Burdes said, he know nothing of it, other then he knew there was some mischief to be done. Three Indians had came to his house and informed him they were direct from Pensacola, and were sent by the Governor, of that place and a Mr. Panton, Leslie & co. of Florida with directions from these men to ( take hair ) , as they tem scalping, from the Americans, living on the river St May’s. Their orders were not to return to their employers without committing murder on the Americans. James Burges said those three Indians were joined by a party of Indians from the town where he lived and went to St. May’s and killed Captain John Fleming and Daniel Moffit, and then went to Robert Seagrove store and robbed it. James Burges said, that he saw the three Indians before mentioned on their return from St. May’s and was headed towards Pensacola. They were loaded with goods, the plunder of Robert Seagrove’s store, and had with them the scalps of Captain Fleming and Mr. Moffit. Burges said, he firmly believed that the Governor of Pensacola, and Panton were the means of having them murdered, and robbed. James Burges acknowledged that his brother-in-law an Indian was one of the party at Trader’s Hill, but denied that his own son was there.

In a litter of January 7, 1793, it was stated that on December 20, 1793, that Col. Hugh Tenan, John Brow and William Gremes were killed and Scalped by Indians, Creeks was believed, on the Southern frontiers of Davidson county, about fifteen miles from Nashville.

About August 1, 1793, Samuel Miller was killed at Joslin’s station on the Cumberland.

On August 21, 1793, in Tennessee county the widow Baker and all her family were killed except two children who were big enough to make their escape.

Around August, of 1793, in Tennessee county, Robert Well’s family consisting of a wife and two children were killed.

From a letter by Captain Richard Roberts to the Governor of Georgia, 1794.

Murder of friendly Indians.

It is with the greatest regret that the painful task is left me to inform your Excellency of the most perfidious and wanton murder, committed on the 28th., ultimo, by some of the militia, of this state, on a hunting party of friendly Indians; Tuskatchee Mico, or the White-bird-tail king, with six warriors, arrived at this post yesterday, about noon, and informed me that, on the 28th., ultimo, as they were quietly encamped, some where on the little river, a party of about three white men came unarmed into their encampment, where they met with a friendly reception, and experienced acts of hospitality from the savages; such as eating with them, that they then went away; but soon after returned with arms, and fired on the helpless encampment, by which means two Indians were killed. The unfortunate fate of these two Indians is more peculiarly offensive, to the savages, as they were all of the Cussetah town.

Many of the chiefs of the Creeks and other nations give satisfaction to the white’s for any murders committed by that nation in the hope of keeping peace with their ( father ), the President.

Parts of litters of Benjamin Hawkins, Creek Agency, 1812.

A distinguished chief was sent yesterday to inform me, that they had put to death the leader of the banditti who murdered Lott. He fled to the white town of Aobohealth Le Mico, Great medal chief; sat down on his seat as a sanctuary; the learder of the armed party pursued and shot him on the seat, through the head and body.

Being on the road I have just time to inform you, That the Indian who killed Meredith, at Kittome was put to death on the 19th., making in all, five executed on demand for satisfaction.

The chiefs have had six murderers put to death, for their crimes on the post road and to the northwest, and seven cropped ( hair cut ) and whipped for thefts. One of those, Hillaubee Haujo, who was the leader of the banditti who committed the murders on Duck river, was, after, long search after him, decoyed to the old council house, at the hickory ground, put to death on the 21, and thrown into Coosa river.

Cherokee Nation, Major King & Daniel Carmichael’s report of June 12, 1793.

At the appearance of day light this morning, Captain John Beard, with his company of mounted infantry, to our great surprise made an attack on the Indians at the Hanging Maw’s. They have killed Scantee, Fool Charley, the Hanging Maw’s wife, Betty, the daughter of Kittakiska, and we believe eight or nine others, among them William Rosebury, a white man, the Hanging Maw shot through the arm, Betty, the daughter of Nancy Ward, wounded. The fire of this inhuman party seemed to be directed at the white
People who were there as much as at the Indians therefore, we made our escape through it as quick as possible, and cannot give a minute account of the whole of the damage. By hard pleading, we got them to spare the rest of the Hanging Maw’s family, and his house from being burnt.

List of murders committed by Indians in the Mero District since the 20th., of May, 1793.

John Hacker, on Drake’s creek.

June 2, James Steele, and the oldest daughter Betsey.

June 4, Adam Flenor, Richard Robertson, and William Bartlet, killed.

June 4, Abraham Young and John Mayfield wounded on the road to Big Barren.

June 29, Isaac Heaton and Joseph Heaton Killed, and a negro wounded at Heaton’s Lick.

July 1, Jacob Castleman, William Castleman, Joseph Castleman, killed; and Hans Castleman wounded, at Hayes station.

July 15, William Campbell wounded near Nashville.

July 18, Mr.---Joslin, wounded at his own hous.

July 19, Mr. ---Smith, killed at Johnston’s Lick.

Part of a litter by Daniel Smith to the Secretary of war, August 31, 1793.

At the appearance of day light on the 29th., instant, a numerous party of Indians made an attack on Henry’s station. Their real number cannot be known, and the opinions differ on that head from one hundred to three hundred. Lieutenant Tedford and another man had gone out to a cornfield when the firing commenced, at which they attempted to run to the station, but got among the Indians unexpectedly. The Lieutenant was took prisoner, carried about one hundred and fifty yards, and put to death, his body mangled in a most inhuman manor. The other man fortunately made his escape, and ran to a neighboring station from whence all the adjacent frontier was alarmed.

Cherokees, murder, prisoners, 1792.

Oliver Williams and Jasen Thompson, two peaceable well disposed men, on the 28th., January, at night, encamped on the road which leads from Bledsoe’s station to the ford of the Cumberland, that is , on the north side of the Cumberland River, where they were fired on by Indians, and both wounded, and their horses, one gun, and other articles, taken from them; They both got back to the settlement much injured by the frost, as there was snow on the ground.

Early in March a party of Indians attacked the house of Mr. Thompson, within, seven miles of Nashville, killed and scalped the old man, and others of the family, and made prisoners of Mr. Caffrey and Miss Thompson a child.

On the 5th., of March, twenty-five Indians attacked Brown’s station, eight miles from Nashville, killed four boys.

On the 6th., of March, They burned Dunham’s station; that is house, corn &c.

On the 12th., of March, they killed Mr. Murray, on his plantation near the mouth of Stone’s river.

On the 5th., of April, Killed Mrs. Radcliff and three children.

On the 8th., of April, killed Benjamin Williams, and family, consisting of eight persons, in the heart of the Cumberland settlement, on station camp creek; a boy wounded with three balls, near the same place.

On the 16th., of April, two boys killed, within twelve miles of Nashville.

November 12, 1794.

John Covington was killed on his way from Red Bank to Muddy river.

Clarksville, November 12, 1794.

A Indian attack on Colonel Sevier’s station, killed Snyder, his wife, and child, one of Colonel Sevier’s children, and another wounded, and scalped, which must die.

District of Mero, 1794.

Miss Roberts killed on Red river, forty miles, below Nashville, and on the 14th., Thomas Reasons and wife were killed, and their house plundered near the same place by Indians.

On the 16th., in Davidson county, twelve miles, above Nashville, another party killed----Chambers, wounded John Bosley and Joseph Davis, burned John Donaldson’s station, and carried off Sunday horses.

County of Monongalia, 1789.

On the 23rd., instant, the Indians committed hostilities on the frontiers of this county, killed Captain Williams Thomas, Joseph Cornbridge and wife, and two children on Dunker’s creek.

February, 1792.

James Thompson and family killed; also Peter Caftey’s family within five miles of Nashville. It appears that, in the evening, they killed Mr. Thompson in the yard, and jumped into the house and killed all the women and children except two small ones, who they spoke to in English, and told them to grow up, and then they would come and kill them.

Colonel Isaac Fitsworth, or Titsworth and his brother, John Fitsworth’s or Titsworth families were murdered on the waters of Red river; seven persons were killed and scalped on the spot, and theor property taken; these families were moving, and encamped in the woods, but not more then four miles from the settlement.

Persons murdered in the Mero District 1791.

Richard With, Jan. 16, Papon’s creek.

Lloyd Hynniman, Feb., At sugar camp, near Bledsoe’s lick.

Captain Cuffey, negro man, March 20, on his masters plantation stode river.

Charles Hickman, April 1, Surveying on the water of Duck, by Creeks.

George Wilson, May 25, On the grate road, near station-camp creek.

John Nickerson, May 27, Smith’s fork.

John Gibson, June 14, Mayfield’s station near Nashville by Creeks.

Benjamin Keykanol, June 29, In his own yard near Bledsoe’s lick, by Creeks.

Thomas Fletcher---No info.

Robert Jones, July 18, Major Wilson 8 miles from Summer court-house.

John White, July 15, Cumberland Mountains, near the new trace.

Joseph Dickson, July 31, At his own house near Croft’s Mills.

Georgia, 1817.

On February 24, 1817, the house of Mr. Garret, residing in the upper county, near the boundary of Wayne county, was attacked during his absence, near the middle of the day, by the lower Creeks consisting of about fifteen, who shot Mrs. Garret in two places, and they dispatched her by stabbing and scalping. Her two children ( one about three years, the other two months ) were also murdered and the eldest scalped, then the house was plundered of every article of value, and set on fire.

January, 1829 or 1830.

Matilda B. Dunn widow of Colonel Thomas B. Dunn had a claim in Congress, stating that her husband was the Superintendent at the United States Armory at Harper’s Ferry, on Friday, January 29, 1829 or 1830, was murdered by one Ebenezer Cox, Thomas B. Dunn had refused to continue Mr. Cox in is employment, Mr. Cox not liking Mr. Dunn went to the upper office of the armory, and shot Mr. Dunn with a duck shot, which left a large hole in his body which killed him.

Murders at the time of the Civil War.

On or about the 11th day of September, 1862, Mr. William H. White, a citizen of De Soto County, Miss., was inhumanly murdered in the presence of his presence of his mother and wife near his residence on the Hernando and Memphis plank road about thirteen miles from Memphis. I am also informed that this murder was perpetrated by a party of Illinois cavalry (said to be the Sixth) in the service of the United States Government and under the immediate command and direction of one Captain Boicourt. It is further stated that Boicourt himself inflicted the first wound upon the murdered man.

August 28, 1861.

James McClurg, along with James Stout, did on the 26th day of August, A. D. 1861, at and within the county of Iron and State of Missouri unlawfully, wickedly, maliciously and in violation of the laws of war shoot kill and murder one Jacob Woolford a loyal citizen of the United States of America.

PONCHATOULA, LA., July 8, 1862.

Corpl. J. N. Smith and Private James Harve, murdered near the Springfield Bridge, July 14, 1862.


Captain William W. Montgomery, was murdered, by a band of armed men, numbering some 7 men, among whom was one Dick Hamilton, who is now, or was a day or two past, in the city of Matamoras, Mexico. The murder of said Montgomery was effected by hanging him by the neck with a rope to a mesquite tree. Deponent saw the said Montgomery captured or kidnapped on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande on the morning of the day that he was murdered by the persons who hung him, together with others. Deponent saw the body of said Montgomery still hanging to the mesquite tree four days after the murder.


At Carrollton, Ark., about 65 miles east of Fayetteville, on the 9th instant, I saw a body of Federal cavalry, part of Totten's brigade, and I put this number at about 1,000. They have murdered every Southern man that could be found, old age and extreme youth sharing at their hands the same merciless fate. Old Samuel Cox and his son (fourteen years old), Saul Gatewood, Heal Parker, and Captain Duvall, of Missouri, were a part of those they murdered in Carroll.

On the border, both in Arkansas and Missouri, they are murdering every Southern man going north or coming south. West of Cassville, in Barry County, a first lieutenant (Robert H. Christian) of the Missouri militia committed one of the most diabolical, cold blooded murders that I heard of during my trip. Four old citizens of that county had gone to the brush, fearing that by remaining at home they would be murdered. Their names were Asa Chilcutt (who was recruiting for the C. S. Army), Elias Price, Thomas Dilworth, and Lee Chilcutt. Asa Chilcutt was taken very sick, and sent for Dr. Harris, a Southern man. The doctor came as requested, and, while there, this man Christian and 17 other militia came suddenly upon their camp. Lee Chilcutt made his escape. The others were captured, and disposed of as follows: Asa Chilcutt, the sick man, was shot to death while lying on his pallet unable to move. He was shot some six or seven times by this leading murderer, Christian. They marched the others 150 yards to a ridge, and not heeding their age or prayers for mercy, which were heard by the citizens living near by they shot and killed the doctor and the others, all of them being shot two or three times through the head and as many more times through the body. They (the Federals) then left them, and, passing a house near by, told the lady that they

"had killed four old bucks out there, and if they had any friends they had better bury them." This man Christian also tried to hire two ladies, with sugar, coffee, &c., to poison Southern men lying in the brush. Christian proposed furnishing the poison and also the subsistence, and would pay them well if they accepted his proposition. The names of the ladies are Rhoda Laton and Mrs. Simms, and every word of all the above can be proven in every particular. I have given you the above narrative of Christian's acts at the request of the public living in that section. They look to you as the avenger of their wrongs.
I have the honor to be, general, your most obedient servant,
Captain Co. B, Hunter's Regiment.


Within the last two week and since I had a conversation with you a band of rebels, calling themselves Forrest's men, have arrested and carried form their homes four or our est, most peaceable, and quiet citizens, and brutally murdered them in cold blood without the slightest provocation--Mr. B. A. Crawford, age FIFTY years, and William Bowlin, age FIFTY-five years, of Weakley County, Tenn. ; John C. Huddleston, age FIFTY- two years, and William Hurst, age eighteen years, the latter of McNairy County, Tenn.

Eastport, February 1, 1865.
General J. B. HOOD, C. S. Army,
Commanding Confederate Forces:
GENERAL: On the evening of the 1st November, 1864, while the U. S. forces under the command of Major-General Howard, known as the Army and Department of the Tennessee, were near Powder Springs, Ga., three enlisted men belonging to that command were captured by a band of guerrillas commanded by a captain, and two of them brutally murdered in cold blood by those guerrillas, and the other one shot at twice and was wounded each time, but succeeded in making his escape, and has made sworn statements as to the manner of death of his comrades, with the additional statement that the rebel captain informed him that he would kill all Federal prisoners captured by his command.
The names of the men who were captured are as follows: Corpsl. Charles E. Ellis, Privates George Ford and Joseph Phillips. The corporal was killed instantly; the other two were taken ten miles in the country and then were shot at by a party of these guerrillas. At the first volley Private Ford was murdered, and while Phillips was wounded another volley was fired which again wounded Private Phillips, who then ran and jumped down a bank into a stream of water, where he concealed himself until the guerrillas left and then came into our lines. This statement is forwarded by Brigadier-General Woods, commanding a division in Major-General Howard's army, with the recommendation that Private Milton Dotson, of Ferguson's command (Perrins' regiment), be either shot or hung in retaliation for one of the murdered Union soldiers, which recommendation met the approval of Major-General Howard in these words:
Private Dotson has been sent as a prisoner of war to Chattanooga. i would respectfully recommend that he be shot in retaliation for the cold- blooded murder of Private George Ford, Company G, Sixth Iowa Cavalry, herein described, and that action be published so as to come to the notice of parties interested.
I have the honor to inform you that the prisoner Dotson is now under guard at Louisville, Ky. The papers in this case have been returned go General Howard with the information that the prisoner is held subject to his disposal, and will be sent to him on his application.

Terre Haute, June 18, 1863.

this afternoon that one of the enrolling officers of Sullivan County, Fletcher Freeman, had been murdered this morning about 8 o"clock. He was shot in the road near his residence, the ball entering his left breast and causing death almost immediately.


Andrew Allsman, was a man upward of sixty years of age, taken his family and murdered.


Shortly after having assumed command of this post I made it my duty to ascertain the number of Indians in this vicinity. Above the fort, on Trinity as far up as the South Fork, fourteen miles, there were about 75 fighting Indians and 150 squaws and children. Below the fort, on Trinity River, to the Kamath, eight miles, there are 155 fighting bucks and 350 squaws and children. Indians from this valley are joining small roving bands of Redwood and Mad River Indians. We have conclusive evidence that Madam Weaver and Merrick were murdered by Indians belonging to a ranch about seven miles above this post, at the mouth of Willow Creek, where it empties into the Trinity. Two of these Indians were captured, and, endeavoring to escape, were killed. One of them confessed before he died of being at Madam Weaver's murder.

May 24, 1862.

On the 21st instant Private Philander W. Pringle, of Company G, Ninth Regiment Illinois Cavalry, was murdered in cold blood and his body left lying in the swamp until yesterday, when it was buried by a party of soldiers, under command of Lieutenant Arza F. Brow.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Men & Women Of Age. Civil War.

The names of the men and women here are citizens and of the military and from many states Union and Confederate. This information here is to help you get through that brick wall we all run into from time to time and maybe lead you in other direction in your family research. Most of this information will come from the ( Official records of the Civil War) I will add more information from other sources when I can.

Note. Many of these men & women were either prisoners or war or were arrested. This page however is not about prisoners of war, or being arrested. These names are here because of all the good information they have to offer, like where they were born, age, family life and State, County and were they came from. But take note if they were arrested or taken prisoner as this too is important information as well.

Note. The information for this page comes from the official records of the Civil War who’s records are housed at the Ohio State University.

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Note. The following is a index of the information available, however it is not in alphabetical order but in the order the information was recorded.


1. James Hall & Jesse Turner.

No. 927. Minor.

No. 929. Enlistment.

No. 931. Age.

No. 933. Enlistment form-Minors.

2. John S. Poulson.

3. Henry Grant.

4. William Hurst.

5. Henry Kernoll.

6. Dwight J. Partello.

7. Simon Schermerhorn.

8. Benjamin Kimball.

9. Ludwig Hesse.

10. Rebecca Parish.

11. Harriet Redd.

12. Araminta Palmer.

13. Amelia Davis.

14. B. A. Crawford, William Bowling, John C. Huddleston and William Hurst.

15. Thomas Williams.

16. Henry B. Bagby.

17. George W. Mangold.

18. Rev. Bennett Smeders

19. Ann Maria Hopkins

20. Albert Fuller.


1. I am informed in your military service as guides and spies two free negroes, James Hall and Jesse Turner. Their families were residing on the north side of White River and their houses, as I was officially informed a few days since by my scouts, were a rendezvous for your troops engaged in military operations in this direction. Necessity required that I should break up immediately this place of aid, comfort and information to your scouts. Consequently I ordered all the members of both families to be removed to the rear of my lines. Their names are as follows Rachel Turner, sister of James Hall, age 55, and her sons, Joel, age 14, and James, age 11; Cynthia Turner, wife of Jesse Turner, age 28, and her children, Love, age 6, Salina, age 4, and Sarah, age 2. I do not retain these people as prisoners of war. No guards are placed over them and they are supplied with subsistence from my commissary department. I am anxious that they should be transferred within your lines.

927. If minors present themselves they are to be treated with great candor. The names and residences of their parents, or guardians, if they have any, must be ascertained, and these will be informed of the minor's wish to enlist, that they may make their objections or give their consent.

929. Any free white male person above the age of eighteen and under thirty-five years a, being at least five feet three inches high, effective, able-bodied, sober, free from disease, of good character and habits, and with a competent knowledge of the English language, may be enlisted. This regulation, so far as respects the height and age of the recruit, shall not extend to musicians or to soldiers who may "re-enlist," or have served honestly and faithfully a previous enlistment in the Army.

931. No person under the age of eighteen years is to be enlisted or re-enlisted without the written consent of his parent, guardian, or master. Recruiting officers must be very particular in ascertaining the true age of the recruit.

933. If the recruit be a minor under eighteen b years of age, his parent, guardian, or master must sign a consent to his enlisting, which will be added to the preceding declaration, in the following form:
I, ---- ----, do certify that I am the (father, only surviving parent, legal master, or guardian, as the case may be) of ---- -- --; that the said ---- ---- is -- years of age; and I do hereby freely give my consent to his enlisting as a soldier in the Army of the United States for the period of five c years.

2. John S. Poulson, allowed in March, 1864. He was a son of a citizen of Accomaac County, resident within the lines of the enemy, represented at that time to be sixteen years of age, and satisfactorily shown by medical testimony to be a victim of epilepsy, of weak intellect and physical disability. It was sought to restore him to his father's care, and a passport was given him to pass by the boat bearing flag of truce.

3. Henry Grant, a youth of sixteen years of age, on the 24th of September, 1864, the son of a most estimable and loyal citizen in this city. He was stated to be backward in his studies and so diverted by the incidents and distractions of the times as to make his application almost hopeless. His uncle, formerly an officer of our Army, now residing in England in the prosecution of business important to the Department, had offered to receive him and see to his proper training and education. This passport was allowed December 6, 1864, on the understanding, however, that should the war continue he should be liable to recall on attaining military age. I am not positively informed whether his passport has been used, but presume it has been.

4. William Hurst. Twenty years of age; a native of Fairfax where his father resides. No proof of anything to justify his detention. I believe John Hurst was his father and mother was Elizabeth, brothers and sister were Andrew, John J., and J. E. Hurst.

5. Henry Kernoll-Sixty-nine years of age; native of New York; has resided twelve years in Fairfax County; owns 223 acres of land; has a pass from S. S. Tompkins, Army of the Potomac, which I in clouse. He says that Tompkins is one of our officers. If so, I think he ought to be discharged.

6. Dwight J. Partello. -Native of New Jersey; twenty years of age; was engaged selling newspapers from Richmond at Manassas when he was arrested. His father lives in Maryland, but is, he says, from New Orleans. He has two sisters married and residing in Richmond, one of whom was before me. No charge against him. He was at once time employed in the laboratory here, under-Smith, and honorably discharged. Took the oath of allegiance. I see no reason to detain him.

7. Simon Schermerhorn.-Native of New York; forty-five years of age; a cripple, for aught that appears before me his arrest and confinement were cruel. He was arrested near Yorktown by a guard and never examined. He has some children here and some in New York, and some property there. Prefers to remain in Virginia if he can do so without losing his property at the North.

8. Benjamin Kimball.-Fifty-five years of age; native of Maine; resident of New Market, Elizabeth City County; married and has four children. His wife was a widow with children, and one of her sons, a Virginian, in our army. Belvin married his daughter; an oysterman; took the oath of allegiance; no charge against him. I think he ought to be discharged.

9. Ludwig Hesse.-A German; forty-one years of age; came to America in 1849; naturalized citizen. Took the oath of allegiance to the Confederate States. Has been confined six weeks. A resident of Martinsburg, where he has property. I think he is a fair man, and was arrested in part because of a personal quarrel and in part because of the prejudice against foreigners. I think he should be discharged.

Prison: Camp Douglas.

10. Rebecca Parish born in Lee County, Ga. ; about twenty-eight years of age; has always lived in Sumter County, Ga., till this last year; has been three years and a half married; her parents live in Barbour County, Ala. ; removed with her husband, a soldier in the Confederate service, and two children to Island Numbers 10 about the 1st of March last. Her husband and two children had died by the middle of April, since which time she has lived under the protection of her brother, and on the 15th of April she was taken prisoner with her brother, a soldier in the Confederate service, at Island Numbers 10. Having no friends there and no money to take her home, she preferred remaining with her brother, although the medical men in charge at Madison, Wis., would have given her her liberty and sent her back as far as Cairo.

11. Harriet Redd, born in Wayne County, Miss. ; about twenty-four years of age; has lived the greater part of her life in Pike County, Ala. ; her parents live in Wayne County, Miss. ; two years and a half since she removed with her husband to Pike County, Ala., where she remained till her husband joined the Confederate Army, last January, and was taken prisoner with him at Island Numbers 10, while an invalid and has so continued and lives with her husband in this camp.

12. Araminta Palmer, born in Pike County, Ky., is about twenty-two years of age; has mostly lived in Great Bend, [Meigs] County, Ohio; was married about two years since; went to Columbus, Ky., with her husband about a year and a half since, where her husband, an invalid, was sworn to support the Confederacy. Her husband has been dead ten months; was a cook in the Confederate hospital at Island Numbers 10 when taken prisoner on the 8th of last April. Has no relations within 800 miles of her and has been sickly in camp. Her parents are good Union people.

13. Amelia Davis, born in East Brandon, Vt. ; is about thirty-three years of age; left Vermont at the age of 18; has lived in many parts of the Union; has been married twice. Her present husband is a seafaring man, whom she married in Baltimore two years since. Both husband and wife were respectively employed as cook and stewardess on board the steamer Red Rover when taken by General Buell at Island Numbers 10 and both sent prisoners to Camp Douglas together with a little boy eight years of age. Does not know that she has any relatives alive.

The following men were killed by a band of Rebels calling them selves Forrest’s man.

14. Mr. B. A. Crawford, age 50, Weakley County, Tennessee. Born 1814, Married S. F. Pegram Oct 27, 1857, in Weakley County.
Mr. William Bowling, age 50, Weakley County, Tennessee.
Mr. John C. Huddleston, age 52, McNairy County, Tennessee.
Mr. William Hurst, age 18, McNairy County Tennessee.


15. Thomas Williams. -Native of Ohio; fifty-seven years old; Union man; professes loyalty; arrested in Boone County, Va. ; has resided in Virginia since he was fifteen months old. Boat builder and lumber getter; took the oath of allegiance. No charge; no proof; owns 269 acres of land.

16. Henry B. Bagby. -A lad seventeen years old; a Virginian, having relations and property here. His relations are highly respectable. His father is a claim agent residing in Alexandria County, about four miles from Washington. He was on a visit to his father when the Federal picket retreated, and he was captured by our picket. I see no reason for detaining him.

17. George W. Mangold. - Born in Hardy County, Va.; is twenty-eight years of age. Says he is a secessionist and goes with Wirginia and the Confederate States. Says his brother Henry joined the home guard. Prisoner says he never did. He was urged by his father-in law and others to do so and to satisfy his father-in-law he went one day to the camp of the guard at Shell's. He found they were a rascally set, committing thefts and robberies on the citizens opposed to them, and intendent to support the Northern army. He made his escape. Says he is willing to take the oath of allegience to the Confederate States. Says he wishes to go into service in Harness' regiment. Wilthite says in his deposition; Mangold was with them eight or ten days, when he returned home dissatisfied with his captain for threatening to punish him for leaving without permission. I recommend this man be discharged on taking the oath of allegiance, and as he has expressed the wish to serve in Harness' regiment, now with General Jackson, near Winchester, I recommend he be sent there.

Note. George Washington Mangold, Married Caroline ( Sites ) Mangold, in 1850.

18. January 13, 1862, Rev. Bennett Smedes, of Raleigh, N. C., states That he is twenty-four years of age; that he was born in Schenectady, N. Y., and that when three years of age he accompanied his parents to Raleigh, N. C., where they now reside; that his father is a clergy man in that place; that he (Smedes) as the age of sixteen went to Saint James College, near Hagerstown, Md., where, excepting vacations spent withi his parents, he remained four years; that he the for three years attended a theological seminary in the city of New York, on leaving which in June, 1860, he commenced to officiate with the Rev. Dr. Cleveland Coxe, an Episcopal clergyman at Baltimore, with whom he remained until December 13, 1861; that for some time he has been desirous of joining his parents in Raleigh, N. C., and had with this view made application to the honorable Secretary of State for a passport which he did not succeed in procuring; that he then determined to make the attempt without such passport and take his chances of eluding the blockading flotill and military authorities of the United States; that he accordingly proceeded through Maryland to the river Potomac, and with three other persons attempted to cross it in a boat from Cedar Point, when he, with two of those persons, was arrested by a boat's crew from the cutter Howell Cobb; at 12. 30 a. m. January 11 was taken to the cutter, searched by Captain Frank, transferred to the Island Belle, thence to Colonel Graham's headquarters at Indian Head, thence successively t othe Wyandank, Harriet Lane and Yankee, on board of which latter he was taken to the navy-yard, whence he was sent by Captain Dahlgren to this office.

STATE OF VIRGINIA, York County, 1861.

19. This day Ann Maria Hopkins, of said county, but late of Elizabeth City County, Va., personally appeared before me, B. F. Smith, a justice of the peace in and for said county, and made oath that in the latter part of May, 1861, and after the said county of Elizabeth City had been invade by the Federal troops, she was on Fox Hill, in said county of Elizabeth City, at the house of one William P. Phillips; that one Robert Wood, of said county, who married the daughter of said William P. Phillips, came to the said house from the residence of one John P. Topping on Fox Hill and stated that he had seen about 100 Yankees at saint Topping's; that he heard they were there and that he had gone on that day to see what they had to say; that he exhibited a pass which he said an officer of the Federal troops had given him to got where the pleased; that he had on that day promised to prepare for them (the Federal troops) a map or chart of the country in that neighborhood, and that on the same day he did prepare a map or chart of Fox Hill with all the roads and houses of prominent citizens marked on it; that he folded it up and put it in his pocket and said he intended to give it to the Federal troops.

20. Albert Fuller. -Native of Cabell County, Va. ; aged eighteen; an unruly boy. His farther and brothers Unionists. Albert Fuller was passing the house of Henry Shelton, a secessionist, armed with a musket and bayonet going in the direction of the federal forces at Barboursville in company with another youth. W. Ward is the other youth. W. Ward is the other youth. Shelton took the gun from him. Fuller went on to Barboursville, and a company of Ziegler's U. S. cavalry were sent to arrest Shelton. The boy who was with him went back to Fuller's farther. Fuller's father and brother came on to Shelton's and killed him before Ziegler's cavalry arrived. Fuller's brother went to Ziegler's camp and thence to Ohio. His father was killed by a son of Shelton. I think Fuller ought not to be discharged but from the imperfection of the testimony I cannot advise where he should be sent for trial. I think he was the cause of Shelton's death and ought in some way to be brought to justice either by the State or Confederate authorities; but the seat of justice of the Confederate States for this district (Charleston, Kanswha County) and the committing of the offense are both in the possession of the enemy. I would suggest the propriety of an act of the Legislature of Virginia authorizing the trail in some other county. Witnesses examined, Peters, Poteet, Beekman, Wilson.