Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Rebel Arrests

It was been a couple of months since I’ve posted. I’ve been doing research on the Civil War in the Ozarks, and I have a large series of stories beginning in the next week or two. So far, I have 11 short stories that I have gleaned from 13 sources. It is my goal to pull together all these separate stories & sources into a smoothly flowing story.

In the meantime, I have come across a few humorous & interesting tidbits on the Rebels arrested in Arkansas and taken to the Gratiot Street Military Prison, operating in St. Louis, Missouri, by the Union Army.

I took these comments from the Union P.O.W. Rolls for the reasons for making an arrest & placing someone in prison.Though some of these remarks may look humorous, it is a sad commentary of a society under the state of Martial Law. 

Enjoy your Ozarks’ History.

 Rebel Citizens

Singing Secesh Songs etc.


Refusing to take the Oath of Allegiance


 Recruiting for Rebel Army

Unreasonable Language

Hurrahing for Jeff Davis

Hurrahing for Jeff Davis and the Southern Confederacy

 Insulting an Enrolling Officer

Carrying a man across the river in a skiff

Insane soldiers

Shouting for Jeff Davis

 Selling liquor to slaves

Violating Oath of Allegiance

Disloyalty & Cheering for Jeff Davis

Spy from the Rebel Army

Charge not known

Provost Marshall Prison Rolls. Prisoners: St. Louis, MO, Gratiot Street Prison, January 1862-October 1863. NARA# M416-090; MSA# F1099. Missouri State Archives www.sos.mo.gov/archives/provost/provostPDF.asp#cat2.

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