Most of the records I have are muster rolls and pay statements.It has been hard to find battle information for this man, is that because I do not know how to search the records? John D. Pope was AWOL on one of the documents, then he is reported in the hospital with diarhhea and eventually resigns because of ill health, his resignation was signed by Jos Wheeler. Is this THE Joseph Wheeler or another Joseph Wheeler? Who replaced Pope?
The records indicate that Richard deserted on July 8, 1864 in Atlanta. This record lists him as Pvt. 3rd Reg. Con. Guards, all others say Pvt. 3rd Con. Cav. I assume this is the same person. He was to be sent "North of the Ohio and freed". Did the prison at Louisville, Ky. have a name? He signed the Oath of Allegiance and was freed after signing. The records state that he was captured in Murray Co., Ga. so he apparently went home.
Richard lived on a farm in Blue Ridge, Ga. and family stories say that something bad happened that made his wife go a little looney during the civil war. It was said that she had to be "cared for" after that....were there any war related happenings in Fannin, Gilmer and Murray Counties that could make the stories believable? As a wife of a veteran of two wars, I can tell you that the war does not have to be close to home to have the wife go a "little looney". When my husband went to Viet Nam we were newlyweds and I handled it pretty well, when he went to the Gulf War we had been married for over 20 years and I had 3 children....a little looney was the only way to go. I grieved as if he were dead even after he came home. I even had a hard time forgiving him because he went as a volunteer with a gaurd unit that was not his own.
Where can I find the answers to all of my questions?
Thanx for any help on this