In early 1871 Emeline Myers/Miers petitioned to divorce her husband since 1859, Carroll Myers/Miers in Carroll County, Miss. He'd deserted her the summer of 1863, she said, but the thinking was he was still alive, parts unknown. In April she got her divorce, as no contest was filed. There's the chance, however, that her husband joined the Confederate Cavalry, the 28th, as we've found a listing as such. There is also a listing of a Pvt. Carroll Miers with an Illinois Cavalry outfit, Co. U, 6th Cav Rgt., and my information is Carroll Miers died 11 Feb 1864 of "laryngitis." When his father's will was probated in 1883, Carroll's name was included; apparently his family never learned of Miers/Myers' death, if this is the same person ... Could he have been a POW offered a chance to join the Union Army or languish?