Harold Borland (1835NC-1921AR)
I have in my bio of Solon Borlad's second born son Harold as follows:
b)- West Point records show Major Borland rejoined his group serving until end of war, then with General SLAUGHTER, went to Matamoris, Mexico,
c)- Major Harold BORLAND [who had been in Boston's Ft Warren Prison] is noted in Virginia Davis GRAY's (Mrs O C GRAY), 1863-1865 diary, published by Dr. Carl H MONEYHON in Arkansas Historical Quarterly of 1983, Part II, page 162.
"...one of the persons not expected but most welcome, came. Mollie and Fannie are in a blissful state of mind."
this in Princeton, Dallas county, Arkansas, Friday morning, 30 December1864. He was mentioned five times during ensuing eight months, moving in and out of Princeton, lastly, Dr. MEADOR of Little Rock and Colonel KYLE of Arkadelphia, in diary entry 18 August 1865, reporting he had;
"... gone to Mexico."
Arkansas' Hempstead County Probate Court appointed Harold BORLAND administrator for his father's estate, 21 April 1865, for will signed 31 December 1863 near Houston, Texas, --- court papers "fictitiously" established Solon's death date as 15 December 1864, when in fact it unquestionably occurred nearly one year earlier, as recorded in afore said published diary's entry of 4 March 1864 --- nine and one half months before the date established by Hempstead county, to wit:
"...near Houston, Texas,---the first day of 64."