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Hamilton V. Bredon


This document is transcribed from a handwritten copy of the arrest papers of the great grandfather of S W Brown. Contributed by S W Brown, SwBrown@aol.com.

Mr. Brown’s great grandfather was in the confederate army and captured at Lewisburg at the battle of Droop Mountain, he was released from the prison camp in Ohio and captured again while at home on leave.


United States

VS

Hamilton Breedon

Age 25 years, height 5ft 7 in eyes blue -Hair brown- complexion dark- Size medium Born Page Co. Va- Resides Kanawha Co. Va

Statement

Arrested by Capt. Buggs Co Snake Handlers Nov. 7, 1862 at my house in the afternoon. Enlisted in the rebel army May 1861 under Capt Barber 22nd Regt Va rebel Infantry. Staid in said company one year. _______ then - Col Barber gave me a pass so came home. Stayed home three weeks, was then arrested by Snake Handlers. Was in two battles Cross Lanes & at Skerry Creek. Came home while the rebels had possession of the valley under Loring. Never gave aid comfort information nor assistance to rebels in any form while at home. Never took an oath to support the rebel government. Have no objection to signing oath to support constitution U. S. also constitution of Va.

(signed)

Hamilton Bredon

Attest

W. H. Jewett



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