Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Men & Woman of the Civil War

These man and woman were in the Civil war I will add family information when I can.

William M. Stone

Age 33. Residence Knoxville, nativity New York. Enlisted May 21, 1861, his regiment was the 3rd. Iowa infantry Co. B. Appointed Captain June 10, 1861. Mustered June 10, 1861. Promoted Major June 26, 1861; Colonel Twenty-second Infantry Aug. 1, 1862, was taken prisoner at the battle of Shiloh April 6, 1862.

Nelson A. Fitts

New York, 9th. heavy artilley, Company B., private. On the morning of July 10, 1864, he was retreating near New Market and was taken prisoner by the twentieth Virginia Cavalry. On July 19, while crossing Ashby's Gap made his escape and joined up with our cavalry at Bloomfield.

Sandy Addison

I, Sandy Addison, private Company A, Sixth U. S. Artillery (colored), would on oath state the following:

I was in the the battle fought at Fort Pillow, Tenn., on the 12th day of April, A. D. 1864, and that I was taken prisoner about 5 p. m. same day. After the fort had been carried by the enemy the U. S. troops took shelter under the bluff of the hill, the officers all being killed or wounded. The white flag was raised by one of the colored men, but they kept firing upon us. I do not know how many, but a great many were killed under the white flag. I was taken over 2 miles, and camped for the night. There were several other prisoners with us. The surgeon dressed their wounds. He sent 3 colored men back to river under the flag of truce. After they had got a little way off the rebels shot them down while they were going back to the boat; afterward they shot a man (he being wounded he could not go fast enough), and made some plantation hands bury him.
I was prisoner five days, and made my escape.

James R. Bingham

James R. Bingham, a resident of Fredonia, Chautaugua County, N. Y., deposes and says:

He was and has been, a clerk in a store at Fort Pillow over year previous to the 12th April 1864. On learning early in the morning of the 12th instant that the post was to be attacked by the Confederates he went immediately to the fort, and was engaged with a musket in defending the fort when General Chalmers was repulsed twice. After this I was detailed to carry wounded down the hill, on which the fort was situated, to the river bank, where, beside a large log, I raised a red flag as a sign of a hospital-the flag was made from part of a red flannel shirt. The last attack was made by General Forrest in person, who headed the column. Forrest was wounded in three places, and his horse shot under him.

I was taken prisoner and when marching with other prisoners, black and white, I saw the Confederates shoot and kill and wounded both white and black Federal prisoners. Some negroes were severely beaten, but still able to go along. We were taken a few miles into the country, when myself and few others got relieved by General McCulloch, on the ground of being private citizens.

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Joseph Howard

Statement of Private Joseph Howard, Company F, One hundred and tenth Regiment U. S . Colored Infantry.

I was taken prisoner at the surrender of Athens, Ala., September 24, 1864. We were marched to Mobile, Ala, stopping at various places on the route. We were twelve days going to Mobile. After we were captured the rebels robbed us of everything we had that they could use. They searched our pockets, took our clothing, and even cut the buttons off of what little clothing they allowed us to retain. After arriving at Mobile, we were placed at work on the fortifications there, and impressed colored men who were at work when we arrived were released, we taking their places. We were kept at hard labor and inhumanly treated. If we lagged or faltered or misunderstood an order we were whipped and abused, some of our own men being detailed to whip the others. They gave as a reason for such harsh treatment that we knew very ewell what they wanted us to do, but that we feigned ignorance; that if we were with the Yankees we could do all they wanted, &c. For the slightest causes we were subjected to lash. We were very poorly provided for with food, our rations being corn- meal and mule meat, and occasionally some poor beef.

On the 7th of December I stole a skiff and went down Mobile River to the bay and was taken on board of one of our gun- boats. Was taken to Fort Morgan on the gun- boat and reported to the commanding officer, who, after hearing my story, furnished me a pass and transportation to New Orleans. From there I was sent to Cairo; thence to Louisville.

Clara Judd
Spy ( ? )

U. S. MILITARY PRISON, Alton, Ill., May 11, 1863
Statement of Mrs. Clara Judd, who has been a prisoner in Alton Military Prison over three months as a spy.

She denies being guilty. Her health is failing very fast (having been in feeble health for several years) from confinement. She wishes to be paroled and go to her parents and little children who are living in Minnesota. She makes a statement here how she came in the south and how she came to be arrested:

"I am the widow of the Rev. B. S. Judd and a native of the State of New York. My parents live in Minnesota where I also resided with my husband seven years prior to going South. We moved to Winchester in November, 1859

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Note: The following man are of the United States 6th. Heavy Artillery. As no State is given I couldn't find them on any rosters. The N. P. S. has no listing for these man.

Emanuel Nichols

Testimony of Emanuel Nichols, Company B, Sixth U. S. Heavy, Artillery:

I do hereby certify that I was in the battle fought at Fort Pillow. Tenn., on the 12th day of April, A. D. 1864, and that I was wounded during the engagement. I also certify that after being wounded I was taken prisoner, and on the following morning, 13th of April, A.
D. 1864, I was shot by a rebel soldier and left for dead upon the battlefield.
Mound City, Ill., April 23, A. D. 1864.

Elias Falls

Testimony of Elias Falls, Company A, Sixth U. S. Heavy Artillery:

I do hereby certify that I was in the battle of Fort Pillow on the 12th day of April, A. d. 1864, and that I was taken prisoner by the rebels and wounded while I was a prisoner. I was ordered with several others to march up the hill, and we were fired upon while thus marching. I was the second man shot while inthe hands of the rebel officers, and obeying their commands while marching up the hill.

Ransom Anderson

Testimony of Ransom Anderson (colored), private in Company B, Sixth, U. S. Heavy Artillery:

I do hereby certify that I am a member of Company B, Sixth U. S. Heavy Artillery, and that I was in the battle of Fort Pillow on the 12th day of April, A. d. 1864, and that I was severely wounded during the progress of the engagement. When the surrender occurred I was taken prisoner. I also certify that while a prisoner and wounded I was further wounded by being cut in the head and hands by one Lieutenant Williams, C. S. Army. I also certify that I saw John Pritchard, of Company B, Sixth U. S. Heavy Artillery, shot while a prisoner and while lying by my side upon the ground. I also certify that I saw Coolie Pride, of the same regiment and the same company, stabbed by a rebel soldier with a bayonet and the and the bayonet broken off in his body, after the said Coolie Pride had been taken prisoner by the Confederates. On the morning of the 13th day of April, A. D. 1864, after he had been taken prisoner, I saw Daniel Lester shot dead by a rebel soldier.
Mounted City, April 23, 1864.

Benjamin F. Handcock

HANCOCK, Benjamin F., Private, 13th. Consolidated Illinois Cavalry Co. I, Residence carbondale Illinois enlisted Feb 12, 1864, Mustered out Aug 31, 1865.

Report of Captain John H. Norris, Thirteenth Illinois Cavalry. HDQRS. COMPANY M, THIRTEENTH ILLINOIS CAVALRY,
Pine Bluff, Ark., March 24, 1865.

One of my men ventured too far when patrolling (I suppose) at Monticello and I fear was captured, for the could not be found when I assembled the men to leave. His name is Benjamin F. Hancock, private, Company I.

Thomas M. Tyree
Prisoner of War, private, Company D, Nineteenth Battalion Virginia Heavy Artillery.

On the night of the 20th of April, 1865, I was going to the sink, when the sentinel hailed me several times and ordered me to halt. I did not know at first that he was hailing me. I halted when ordered. The sentinel told me to come up to him. I did so, and when within fifteen paces of him he ordered me to halt again. I halted. He then asked me what I wanted. I told him that I had the diarrhea and was going to do a job. The sentinel said it was a damned lie; that I did not want to shit. He then shot me. I was also shot by the sentinel on each side of me.

Dr. P. Lawrence
Civilian, Prisoner of War, was born 1828, in Montgomery Va., Married a Sarah ( ? ) in 1849, in Montgomery Va.

Dr. P. Lawrence. -Was born in Montgomery County, Va. ; removed to Fayette near two years since. He was arrested going to join the camp of the Virginia militia. One Light had received a letter from Colonel Coleman requesting all the men from his vicinity to join the militia who could do so, and in consequence of this letter he started and was arrsted on his way. Colonel Coleman proves that while he considered it dangerous to send a draft for the militia in that vicinity he did write such a letter, and that after his removal to Fayette he has conducted himself as a peaceable citizen. Mr. W. Staples proves that while he lived in Montgomery County Lawrence was faithful to the South. He voted against secession, but is opposed to the Wheeling government and supports the Confederate Government. I recommend he be discharged on taking the oathof allegiance.

Stephen Eades
Civilian, Prisoner of War, was born 1825, in Albermarle Va., father was Peter Eades and mother was Sally Henderson Sandridge. He married Francis Ann Kincaid in 1859.

Stephen Eades. -Born in Albermarle County, Va. ; has lived in Fayette County seven or eight years; voted against secession, but declared his willingness to abide by and support the result in the State; joined the Southern militia called out by authority of Governor Letcher, but after being one day in camp he was sent home to await further orders; proved to be a peaceable, quiet citizen; says he never had naything to do with the Northern Army or Government. Witnesses examined, Mr. Coleman, delegate in Virginia Legislature from Fayette and Nicholas; Mr. Alderson, of State Senate. I recommend he be discharged on taking the oath of allegiance.

Thomas W. Carwile
Flag Bearer

Thomas W. Carwile, 14th, South Carolina infantry, Company D., Edgfield Riflemen.

As we were going into the charge General Pryor, in rear of whose brigade we passed, presented to General Gregg a battle-flag, bearing upon its folds the names of "Williamsburg" and "Seven Pines," and belonging to St. Paul's Louisiana Battery, which the general intrusted to the Fourteenth for that occasion. I called upon Company D, the flag company, for a flag-bearer, and T. W. Carwile, quite a youth, volunteered to carry it, and did carry it through the fight with great gallantry. It was struck by balls five times during the contest, and yet the bearer escaped unhurt. I recommend young Carwile to the favorable consideration of the general for his distinguished gallantry.

Note: T. W. Carwile, Sergeant Major; wounded at Chancellorsville; promoted from the ranks.