Help support

Search for soldier.

Last Name



Browse by Last Name


About Us
E-Mail Comments

Recommended Readings

War Crimes Against Southern Civilians

Co. Aytch, Sam Watkins

Diary of a Confederate Soldier, John S. Jackman

Manassas to Appomattox, Edgar Warfield

Johnny Green of the Orphan Brigade: The Journal of a Confederate Soldier

Memoranda on arrest of Edward Barnes, Virginia circa 1862.

Edward Barnes.-Says he was born and raised in Upper Canada. Left Canada a year ago last summer. Worked two weeks in New York. Came through Pennsylvania by way of Pittsburg to Virginia. Gives no account of the route he traveled. Professes great ignorance of his route. Evades every question asked. Says he worked ten months for Mr. McLaughlin, in Pocahontas, on Tygart's Valley River. Says he was arrested in Pocahontas, and afterward said he was arrested near Meadow Bluff. I believe this man is a spy, but I have no information of the time or place of his arrest or of the charges against him. My conclusion is formed from his examination. I must express a regret that officers in command send citizen prisoners here without any evidence or reports that may aid in ascertaining their true character. I would advise this man be held as a prisoner.

SOURCE: Official Records of the War of the Rebellion, Series 2, Volume 2, pg. 1468

Promote Your Page Too