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Memoranda on arrest of Miles Johnson, Loop Creek Virginia, circa 1862.

Miles Johnson.-Was born on Loop Creek; son of William Johnson. Was arrested at Light's Mill on Loop Creek. Had gone to get corn ground. Never had anything to do with the home guard. Never saw the paper or had anything to do with it. Did not know who were in it except from reports. Is Southern and willing to take the oath of allegiance. Went to Paint Creek to his uncles, Jesse Jarrett, to help him in his work. Was there the first time the Caskie Rangers were in his neighborhood. Says the Southern soldiers have been at his house. He boarded the men. Sold them all his potatoes and gave them his apples. Says the Northern soldiers passed up the creek on which he lives once. Did not serve in the militia when called out because he did not get notice. Witness A. C. Bailey, captain of militia in Fayette County, says Miles Johnson is a man of good character; knows little of his position.. The neighborhood is disloyal and Johnson has to kecp very quiet. His father-in-law is a firm Southern man and his father is also Southern. Captain Caskie, of Caskie Rangers, by whose troops he was arrested, has heard of no act of disloyalty and thinks he might properly be discharged. I recommend his discharge on taking the oath of allegiance.

SOURCE: Official Records of the War of the Rebellion, Series 2, Volume 2, pg. 1469

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