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Memoranda on arrest of Albert Peacock, Great Falls, Virginia

Albert Peacock.-Says he was born near Baltimore; was taken when a child to Fairfax County. Lives about three miles from Great Falls. Is a farmer; two years previous to the last worked on Danville railroad in Charlotte County, Va. Last year lived at home. On the 26th September was taken prisoner by Northern army; taken to Washington; was discharged fourth day, then took the measles. Remained a month in Washington. Said he was not sick all the time, but going about the streets. Went across the river to Virginia. Stopped at Mr. Croker's, within the Northern lines, until he got well. Started for home and was stopped by Northern pickets. Had a pass to go to the pickets, not through them. A skirmish took place. During the skirmish he passed the pickets with Mr. Croker's son, who had a pass to go through. Was arrested by our scouts before he got home. Declines taking the oath of allegiance because his property would be endangered. Says he is willing to serve with the militia. I think this man ought not to be discharged.

SOURCE: Official Records of the War of the Rebellion, Series 2, Volume 2, pg. 1459

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