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.


Sources:
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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