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William Sullivan in Civil War
Posted by: Dan Slagle (ID *****0047) Date: September 05, 2013 at 14:03:40
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Looking for military information on William Sullivan in Civil War. He lived in Madison and Buncombe Counties, NC. His wife was Mira/Myra. She filed a widows pension application in North Carolina. Very much need to see a copy of it to see if William was wounded in 1864. The article below states a Sullivan man was killed, but I think that may be in error and the man was William Sullivan. Need to identify the Sullivan man for a cemetery memorial stone.

Richmond Daily Dispatch
Saturday, March 26, 1864

Barbarities of Tories in Tennessee

- -A letter from Marshall, N. C., to the Raleigh Confederate dated the 6th inst., gives the
following account of a massacre at Indian Creek, Tennessee:

Lieut. Duyck, with some twelve or fourteen men, were sent to Indian Creek, Tenn., and stationed at Presley Blankenship’s house. They had been there but a few days when on last Wednesday, Major Rirk, (Federal,) commanding 1st N. C. regiment, (tories,) consisting of men from this immediate country, together with Laurell men, dashed upon Lieut. Duyck, killing one and capturing four prisoners. Duyck himself escaped. – They shot the prisoners upon the spot, viz: Marion Kamsey, Reuben Woodard, Coleman Justice, and a man by the name of Sullivan. After they killed the prisoners they stripped them. One man (Woodard) struggled an hour or two, and they placed a gun against his head in the presence of his father, an old man, and blew his brains out. – They then proceeded to Blankenship’s house and murdered him and his son, who were not soldiers. They then took his horses and put them in his wagon, or rather hitched them to it, and loaded his wagon out of his house, and drove his cows off from his children. Lieut. Duyck belongs to the 64th N. C. troops.

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