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War Crimes Against Southern Civilians

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Memoranda on arrest of James M. Cornan

James M. Cornan.-Born in Greenbrier County; removed to Nicholas County; is a farmer. Says he did not vote on the question of secession. Was a Union man until Virginia seceded; now he is for the Confederacy. Says he was arrested at home. When the enemy took possession of the county they camped near his house. He says they came to his house in search of corn. He could not resist them and permitted them to take what they wanted, and they told him if he would go to their camp they would give him cofee for the corn they had taken. He went to the camp and got coffee. Says he served in the militia till he was honorably discharged by his commanding officer. He has a brother serving in the Wise Legion. He is willing to take the oath of allegiance. Mr. Alderson, senator in the State legislature, and Mr. Robinson, prosecuting attorney, both give this man a high character for integrity and veracity and say he has the character of a Southern man. I recommend his discharge on taking the oath of allegiance.

SOURCE: Official Records of the War of the Rebellion, Series 2, Volume 2, pg. 1466

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