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Indictment of Col. Bourland, Pittman murdered ?
In Response To: Daniel (D H) Moore ()

Please help identify the “Pittman” mentioned 8 times in an 8-page October 15, 1864 indictment of Col. James Bourland that lists 27 men of Bourland’s Regiment. ..One “Cpl. John A. Pittman, b-1841,” was mustered into Capt. J. McCoole’s Militia of Grayson Co TX.” ..One “John Pittman” signed a Jul 1863 Hopkins Co TX petition.

Some careless historians have published that five (5) of Bourland’s captains signed this indictment even though all eight pages, including the signatures, are in the same handwriting.

This rough draft, by an unknown writer, was outright slander, but some historians have cited it as credible. ..This would-be “bill of particulars,” was never filed in a criminal court, a civil court, nor a military court. ..There is no evidence that a court martial was ever held, but it is known that Col. James Bourland signed the Jun 2, 1865 Confederate surrender in Galveston as a representative of the Northern Sub-District of Texas.


The above is from vIpp287-290 of my 1022-page book that is 70% from handwritten records.


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