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15 Jan 1864 - What happened in Franklin? (Civil War)

15 Jan 1864 - What happened in Franklin? (Civil War)

mallowslk19 (View posts)
Posted: 13 Nov 2011 7:04PM GMT
Classification: Military
Edited: 13 Nov 2011 7:05PM GMT
Surnames: Day, Hedrick, Phares, Mallow, Boggs
In the misc. microfilmed National Archives Civil War records of Loyal "Eastern" Virginians are several cards of Pendleton County Home Guards (Union militia) which indicate they were taken prisoner on 15 Jan 1864. They were all taken to Richmond (one card indicates that imprisonment was at Castle Thunder) by the early part of March 1864, all but Lt. Phares were exchanged at City Point, VA on or about 21 Mar 1864, and were then sent to Camp Parole, MD. Lt. Phares was taken to a South Carolina prison where he was kept approx. 16 mos until he escaped.

The list includes Aaron DAY, Solomon HEDRICK, Milloway PHARES, William PHARES, George MALLOW Jr, and John MALLOW (whose card says he was taken captive 17 Jan 1864). Both Mallow men died of disease in Camp Parole in July 1864. Some of these men were from Capt. Boggs' Company and all but John Mallow lived on the North Fork.

Does anyone know who was involved in the skirmish at Franklin or any of the details?

Capt. John Boggs' Company 1 May 1864 (Civil War) Home Guards - Union militia

mallowslk19 (View posts)
Posted: 14 Nov 2011 1:36AM GMT
Classification: Military
Surnames: Boggs, Phares, Harman, Ketterman, Teter, Harper, Harman, Helmick, Vance, Mallow, Davis, Kisamore, Bible, Buckbee, Burns, Carr, Caster, Cave, Champ, Clayton, Day, Dice, Dolly, Flin, George, Halterman, Hedrick, Helmick, Hoover, Huffman, Lewis, Long, Lough, Miller, Mouse, Moyers, Mulinex, Payne, Ritchie, Shirk, Shreve, Smith, Teter, Vance, Waybright, Westfall, Wheelbarger, Wilfond, Wrymer
Photo of Captain John Boggs can be seen here:;

Some of Capt. Boggs' correspondence has been digitized and uploaded here (click on the hyperlinks to see the original letters):

From E.L. Judy's History of Hardy and Grant Counties, West Virginia
c. 1951 by E.L. Judy
Charleston Printing Company, Charleston, WV

Pp. 250-251

[The Company of ] Captain John Boggs as of May 1, 1864

(Mr. Judy indicates that he included the Pendleton Co. units because so many of their descendants lived in Grant and Hardy counties)

John Boggs, Captain
William Phares, First Lieutenant
Isaac P. Boggs, First Sergeant and Clerk
Joshua Harman, First Sergeant
J.G. Ketterman, Orderly Sergeant
William W. Ketterman, Sergeant
John Teter, Sergeant
John A. Harper, Sergeant
Jacob Harman, Third Sergeant
Noah C. Helmick, Fourth Sergeant
Joseph W. Boggs, First Corporal
Reuben Vance, First Corporal
Samuel Harman, Second Corporal
Abraham [B.] Mallow, Third Corporal
Jesse Davis, Jr., Fourth Corporal
Adam Kisamore, Fourth Corporal
Jethro Davis, Sr., Sixth Corporal

Bible, Jacob
Buckbee, James
Burns, Kennison
Carr, John
Caster, George
Cave, Reuben
Champ, Amos
Champ, Thomas
Clayton, Samuel
Custer, Wells
Davis, Aaron
Davis, Enoch
Davis, Jethro, Jr.
Davis, Job
Davis, John
Davis, Miles
Day, Aaron H.
Day, Benjamin P.
Dice, Daniel M.
Dolly, Amby H.
Dolly, Isaac J.
Flin, John
George, James
George, William
Halterman, Joseph
Harman, Cyrus
Harman, Elijah
Harman, Enos
Harman, Henry
Harman, John H.
Harman, Joseph
Harman, Simeon
Harper, Elijah H.
Harper, W.P.
Hedrick, Adam
Helmick, Adam H.
Helmick, John Jr.
Helmick, John Sr.
Hoover, Joseph
Huffman, Christian
Huffman, Solomon
Ketterman, C.F.
Kisamaore, Jonas
Lewis, Jacob
Long, Absalom
Lough, George
Mallow, George
Mallow, George W.
Mallow, Simeon H.
Middleton, John
Miller, Isaac H.
Miller, John H.
Miller, Samuel
Mouse, Adam
Moyers, Felix
Mulinex, James P.
Payne, John D.
Phares, Cullum
Phares, Millaway
Ritchie, George W.
Shirk, George
Shreve, Benjamin
Smith, Abraham
Smith, Isaac
Smith, Laban
Teter, David
Teter, George
Vance, John A.
Vance, Perry
Vance, Solomon
Waybright, David
Westfall, Henry
Wheelbarger, John H.
Wilfong, H.A.
Wrymer, Silas

Several of these men were imprisoned as of 1 May 1864 and Capt. Boggs had lost others previously. He also would have enlisted others after this date. Any additions to this list would be appreciated.
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