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Re: Civil War Provost Marshall Records--Where?
Posted by: Jeanne Fugina (ID *****9010) Date: August 12, 2012 at 17:41:51
In Reply to: Re: Civil War Provost Marshall Records--Where? by Peggy Reeves of 29680

I am having trouble with my computer keyboard, so hope that this will get through.

I have several documents that have Card Numbers and Book Mark numbers. Some time ago I sent for his, Joseph K. Pitts, military and pension records. I have a lot of documents, but nothing that tells me about his demotion from Sargent to Private, his AWOL and desertion, his arrest and any trial. It just seems to me that there is a lot more to his story.
There must have been correspondence between his unit and the Provost Marshall's office, some correspondence within his Company &/or Regiment concerning his reasons, and there must have been a lot of correspondence between the Provost Marshall's office and "someone", after his arrest.
I have emailed the Atlanta Office of the National Archives I was told by the National Archives that they had Civil War material from the State of Kentucky. They have not answered my email.
Years ago I contacted the Kentucky State Historical Society to ask about the Governor's papers. They have documents from each of the Governor's during the Civil War, but they could find nothing at the dates I gave them concerning a written request that the War Department give him an honorable discharge to accept a "commission in another regiment".
He and his wife, later, could never get a pension. Apparently an "honorable discharge" did not negate the word "deserted".
Any how, there a lot of questions still to answer. Right now, I would just like to find the records of the Provost Marshall. The man who arrested him is written, Seth Parker, Deputy Provost Marshall. He was taken to Cattlesburg, KY, which I know was a Union Army center for that part of Kentucky.

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