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From: Dorothy Boynton <>
Subject: [ARIZARD] CSA AR 14th and 27 information needed (Stephens - Wolf)
Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2011 20:19:41 -0700 (PDT)
Would any one know of a Stephens family in the area that either an Andrew or Walter Stephens might have belonged to? This person was to have been in either the AR 14th - or - AR 27th and camped in Madison County in February of 1862.
There is an Andrew Stephens listed in Company H - Searcy County of AR 14th - Military Record STEPHENS, ANDREW
Private—Enlisted at Yellville, Arkansas, July 13, 1861; deserted
at Corinth, Mississippi, May 30, 1862; subsequently served in 27th Arkansas
Infantry. So perhaps it was the AR 27th he was in by Feb of 1862 - if these two Stephens men are one and the same.
I am really looking for a Walter Stephens but Andrew is the only one I found. I found the name of Walter Stephens given in a letter written by Dr. John D. Casey, who is known to have been the surgeon for the 14th and 27th.
Also I would like to be able to prove who the John Wolf listed was. I have several John Wolf's in the 14th which became the 27th. Some have a middle initial , but one is just a John Wolf. I know that Reverand John Wolf served as chaplin of this unit. I know that John (R or K) Wolf and his brother G W Wolf and brother James M. Wolf were in this unit. G W is listed but James is NOT and if the John Wolf is Rev Wolf then the John (R K ) Wolf is not, either. John H.B. Wolf is listed and John B. Wolf are listed. They are related to the other Wolf men and are well accounted for with existing military records.
The John (R K) Wolf that I would like to prove a death date for was listed as John R Wolf on 1850 census, but in military pension application for his brother G W Wolf, he is listed as John K. Wolf. There is a headstone standing in Madison County AR showing the death date of a John K. Wolf as Feb 1, 1862. It is near the campsite for the Regiment that we know he served in (14th-27th). We would like to be able to prove the headstone is for the John (R K) Wolf, brother to the G W and James M. Wolf and our famioy member. Of course that will be very difficult to do as the one time he is recorded with his family, he is shown as John R. Wolf ( 1850 census). It does not seem likely that his brothers would have given his name incorrectly when they were giving testimony for the older of the brothers to apply for military pension. So that might be proof that his name was JOHN K WOLF, HOWEVER THE TESTIMONY STATED THAT JOHN K. WOLF MUSTERED OUT. So
he could not have died and be the one buried in Madison County if he mustered out.
I have conflicting information for the Rev John Wolf - one says he was discharged and died within the year from illness attributed to war service. One says he died at Pea Ridge and his wife and daughter were present at his death - but NO BURIAL site exists.
If you have searched military history on the AR 14th or 27 and could correspond with me, I would appreciate it.
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