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Visser Wisser

Confederate Memoranda on arrest of J. Visser or J. Wisser, Washington D.C.

J. Visser or Wisser.-Born in France. Came to United States twenty-five years ago. Is a naturalized citizen of the United States; has lived in Washington fifteen years. Keeps a fancy store No. 301 Pennsylvania aveune, near old market. Says he owns an interest in a farm near Dranesville. Between 3d and 10th April last went to his farm. Overseer left him and he was compelled to remain. Has not heard from his wife nor any one in Washington since. Knows nothing of the Northern army. Has had no communication with it. Was arrested at his farm. Says he is friendly to the South, but will not take the oath of allegiance. I think he should be held as an alien enemy.

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

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