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Confederate Memoranda of arrest of Samuel Short, Fayette Virginia, 1862

Samuel Short.-Born in Halifax County, Va.; raised in Franklin; has lived in Fayette ten years; is a secessionist; was arrested by independent scouts (a species of force not belonging to any military organization) who took from him two horses that have never been returned to him or delivered to the military authorities; was bitterly hostile to the abolition feeling in Fayette; is a quiet, peacable, industrious man; has had no connection with the Northern Army; has furnished supplies to our army; supposed to be arrested in consequence of rumors started by the men who took his horses. I recommend discharge. Witnesses examined, Mr. Coleman, Mr. Anderson.

SOURCE: Official Records of the War of the Rebellion, Series 2, Volume 2, pg. 1436

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