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Confederate Memoranda on arrest of J. M. Smith, arrested in Virginia approximately 1862

J. M. Smith.-Says he was born in Alabama; moved when seven years old to Indiana. Came to Pocahontas, Va., to see an uncle and was arrested. After long examination admitted his uncle was commissary in the Indiana brigade on Cheat Mountain; that he had traveled in a United States Government wagon. he was arrested within the lines of the U. S. Army. Owes his allegiance to the United States. Althoough I think this man was not candid in his statement as he was not in our lines I do not see how he can be treated as a spy. I recommend he be held as a prisoner of war.

SOURCE: Official Records of the War of the Rebellion, Series 2, Volume 2, pg. 1461

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