18 January 2015

On This Day: POW dies in US custody

It was On This Day that POW Private S.E. Barrell died while in US custody. Barrell served in Company F of the 12 Tennessee in the Confederate Army. He had been captured 27 December 1862 at Stone’s River during the Battle of Murfreesboro, TN.  

A quick Google search did not reveal any personal information about Barrell. From a Northern perspective, we so rarely discuss Confederate POWs and I have to be honest, while going through the database, I was surprised how many Confederate POWs there had been. Barrell is not family but merely someone who just caught my eye for whatever reason.

Ancestry.com. Civil War Prisoner of War Records, 1861-1865 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.  

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Carded Records Showing Military Service of Soldiers Who Fought in Confederate Organizations, compiled 1903 - 1927, documenting the period 1861 - 1865; Catalog ID: 586957; Record Group #: 109; Roll #: 166 

On This Day is a prompt I started this month to further explore historical events. I will make every effort to keep events localized to that of my research or research I am conducting for others. However, from time to time, it will simply be a subject that captured my attention.                 

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
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