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Memoranda of George W. Mangold, Hardy County, Virginia. 1862

George W. Mangold.-Born in Hardy County, Va.; is twenty-eight years of age. Says he is a secessionist and goes with Virginia 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 intended to support the Northern army. He made his escape. Says he is willing to take the oath of allegiance to the Confederate States. Says he wishes to go into service in Harness' regiment. Wilhite 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 Jackosn, near Winchester, I recommend he be sent there.

SOURCE: Official Records of the War of the Rebellion, Series 2, Volume 2, pgs. 1455-1456

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