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Brookshires paroled at Vicksburg
Posted by: Barbara Brinkley Date: August 12, 2000 at 17:25:35
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I just got back from a trip to Vicksburg National Military Park-extremely impressive!
My gggrandfather was Farley Brookshire.Since he and his family were listed on the 1860 Benton Co AR census,and one of the children was Farley age 16,I feel sure the military papers I have of Farley Brookshire who enlisted at Camp Benjamin,Ar in 1861,is this Farley,age 16 in 1860.The only things in his military papers are payroll records until the last which shows him being taken as a prisioner of war July 4th,1863,the date of the surrender of Vicksburg.The last page is a copy of his parole papers.
While at the park,I told one of the park rangers about him.She gave me a map with the exact place marked of his unit.When we got there,it had a marker about the 15th infantry,so I was able to take pictures!
More Confederate Paroles at Vicksburg:
BROOKSHIER,John Pvt 52nd GA inf C field(surrendered in)
BROOKSHIER,T B Lt 3rd MO H field
BROOKSHIRE,Ordwary SGT 36th GA inf H field
BROOKSHIRE,T N Sgt 3rd MS inf C field
Some of these may be spelled wrong,as Farley's is...
BROOKSHIRE,Farley W NC enlisted 9-5-1862,Alexander Co
BROOKSHIRE Enoch NC enlisted 3-10-1862,age 31 Wilkes Co
BROOKSHIRE,E C,age 19 enlisted 6-29-1861,Memphis,TN
BROOKSHIRE,H enlisted 6-29-1861,Memphis(both are listed in the 18th Co B AR)
BROOKSHIRE,J B enlisted 2-23-1863 Pine Bluff,AR,gave oath Oct 1863 Pine Bluff(8th AR Calvary Co B)
M Brooksher


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