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From: Charles Temple <>
Subject: Re: [17TH-TX-CAVALRY] More Information on 17th
Date: Fri, 5 Feb 2010 22:21:05 -0500 (EST)
Your ancestor shows up on the muster roll of Co. A of the 17th as "James H.
Halton". Misspelled names were common on these rolls.
I'll check the Confederate service records this weekend and let you know
what I find.
By the way, please take what Toby Turner posts with a grain of salt. He has
some good info and suggestions about research, but then spreads absolutely
incorrect material, such as the story that half the deaths in the 17th at
Camp Douglas were by execution.
That simply never happened.
>Sent: Feb 5, 2010 8:04 PM
>Subject: Re: [17TH-TX-CAVALRY] More Information on 17th
>My g-grandfather survived imprisonment--at least I think he was
>captured with his unit. Since many prisoners died of simple disease as
>measles, i've often thought that maybe he survived because he was
>older than some and had small children when he enlisted, and had
>probably been exposed to the diseases that some died of.
>Quoting Toby Turner :
>> According to the Smith County Chronicles, Zachariah H. Crow was not
>> on the 1870 census and it isn't known if he survived the war nor
>> does he show up on any Union prisoner lists.
>> I forgot to mention "The Confederate Letters of Bryan Marsh,"
>> Chronicles of Smith County, Texas, Vol XIV, no. 2 (Winter 1975)
>> which ran on pages 9-39 and 43-55. He also served in Company C and
>> was elected captain at Little Rock.
>> Of the 313 men captured at the fall of Arkansas Post, 111 died.
>> One-half of those who died were shut or hung as hostages. Company C
>> had 14 men die and 5 men were left at Camp Douglas because they were
>> too ill to travel.
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