Summary of a 34 page approved Southern Claim
George A. Walter, Markham, Fauquier, merchant.
Whenever there was danger of capture by the rebels I would go to Baltimore, Washington, or Alexandria.
1st crossed the Potomac after the battle of Balls Bluff in the company of Bolins, Browns and Mr. Fletcher U.S. Revenue Officer. I would come back home when I felt there was no danger. They tried hard to arrest me.
Upperville a Union man was killed, William Harvey.
I had one brother in the Rebels, Henry Walter, he resides in Markham. We were in business together before the war, but now we are not in business with each other.
This is hard to read but very interesting.
1865 I was a postmaster in Fauquier from spring of 1865 to fall 1865, when I sold my stock and moved out.
1866 A colored man came to vote his vote was challenged , appears to read, by Edward C Marshall. , but he was registered so I took his vote. It was then they threaten to take me out and hang me. I took what is called the ___ ___ oath. I have since been the deputy sheriff of Fauquier, Co. to Col. Boyd who was appointed sheriff of Fauquier by Canby?. Col. William H. Boyd now lives in Washington D. C.
I voted against secession in Loudoun Co.
Edward F. Hibbs, Mountsville, Loudoun Co, Postmaster
He left for Maryland to keep from being placed in the Rebels Army, where he was a Postmaster.
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