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Memoranda on arrest of S. Gosnell, Fairfax County, Virginia. 1862

S. Gosnell.-Says he was born in Maryland. Is a blacksmith. Came to Virginia twelve years ago. Worked in Petersburg and Richmond. For five years past has carried on his business in Fairfax County near Accotink. Was arrested by a party of [the] South Carolina Legion. Says he is true to the South, rather against secession, but goes with Virginia. Has had no communication with the enemy. Willing to take the oath of allegiance. Has lost the sight of one eye. Mr. Clemens testifies Gosnell worked in Richmond five or six years ago. Was a good, quiet man of good behavior, but not a good workman. Has seen him work in Baltimore. He is proved by J. Weller to be a Baltimorean, but has been absent from that place ten or twelve years. No charge was made against this man. He says if released he will go up to Manassas to get his tools and return to Richmond or some other place to work. He is willing to take the oath of allegiance. I recommend his discharge on taking the oath of allegiance.

SOURCE: Official Records of the War of the Rebellion, Series 2, Volume 2, pgs. 1459-1460

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