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Union Provost Marshal Papers Index
1861-1866

Name City Subject Date
Adams, George; McShane, ?; Adams, Henry; McMillan, ?; Angel, ?; Roberts, William; Adams, Mathew; Adams, Sam; Pelham, Thomas; Walker, ?; Hill, John; Garrison, ?   Statement regarding group of men who formed an independent rebel company that stole horses, forced men into service, took guns Jun. 23, 1862
Aleshire, Jacob Whiteoak
Spring
Reports that David Jackson and 30 men kidnapped, shot, burned, and mutilated Thomas Budd near Camp Creek near Green Gidions--nose cut off. And took his daughter's shoes and table cloth. Sep. 1861
Allred, Thomas W.; Jones, J. O.; Shipman, Nathan; Weever, William; Ressee, Arthur; Teague, William W.; Thomas, James; Cates, William; Barnett, George; Crusenbury, James; Garrison, A.; Clation, W. I.; Williams, Rice; Friend, William; Adams, Samuel; etc. Linden Petition to the provost marshal at Springfield to release J. H. Shipman from his parole Jun. 14, 1864
Ayres, Lambert P. Ozark Charged with treason against U.S.; while U. S. postmaster at Ozark transmitted southern mail Oct. 1-31, 1861 No Date
Ozark File cover notations: was U.S. postmaster, forwarded correspondence to rebels, charge not fully sustained, released on oath Dec. 11, 1861, Oath Given at St. Louis Dec. 11, 1861
Ball, Jackson Camp Finley Report to Brig. Gen. Sanborn at Springfield, Missouri, that he has searched for Joseph A. W. Logan, but can't find him, but will arrest him when he does Sep. 10, 1864
Bane, Rufus   Oath of Allegiance - Physical Description Jul. 5, 1864
Barrett, Henry   Oath of Allegiance Mar. 22, 1862
Bowlin, Joseph; Jordan, William; Murphy, George W. Ozark Depositions for United States v. Joseph Bowlin. Related to search for bushwhackers near Ozark. Apr. 14, 1864
Clapp, Calvin C.   List of prisoners discharged on oath of allegiance and bond. List gives name, residence, and date released. Jul. 1862
Clapp, Calvin H.   Statement that he belonged to Captain Galloway's Company of Home Guards, never in Southern Army  
Clime, Johanner(?) Ozark Got kicked to of her house, asks redress 1864
Climer, Johanna Ozark Husband died in U.S. army a year ago, she is very poor, has little children; Capt. Moore, commander of post at Ozark, ejected her from house, she is now outdoors; file notation by Moore (illegible) Sep. 16, 1864
Coaker, Jesse   Charges and specifications against him  
Coffman, Eyres A. Reno Oath of Allegiance Feb. 1862
Crison, Allen Ozark Receipt for one horse and saddle taken at Ozark by provost marshal 07/16/1962 Jul. 17, 1862
Crison, Jackson Ozark Receipt for one horse and saddle taken at Ozark by provost marshal; see Crison, Allen and Creason, Allen and Creason, Jackson Jul. 17, 1862
Cross, John Ozark Report to Lieut. Col. J. K. Miller in Springfield that the E.M.M. has arrested Edward Porter of Taney County, and he has a suspicious story, as well as a pass given by the provost marshal of Lamar County, Texas Dec. 11, 1862
Cunningham, Josiah Ozark Pass for Bolen Reames to go home  
Decker, Geo Ozark Mrs. H. H. Buchanan of Louisville writes to St. Louis that she saw that Geo. Decker had been taken prisoner; was he her brother? Jul. 1, 1862
Dodge, I. C. Ozark Report that William Betterton belonged to a Home Guard and then a band of bushwhackers under Capt. Suttle, that he provided cattle to the rebel army and was visiting United States camps on a false oath, witnesses Jeff Tate, Rufus McCoy, William McCoy Aug. 24, 1862
Dodge, Isaac C. Ozark Report to T. A. Switzler that he has arrested Robert R. Stiles, purported Arkansas refugee, who was given a horse by Mr. Ham of Springfield, believes he is a spy as he isn't a scout, "at least not one of Uncle Sam's" Aug. 14, 1862
Dryden,   Compensation for corn  
Dryden, J. W. Ozark Payment for cord  
Dye, William   Description of Person Jan. 8, 1862
Giddeon, Hiram   Bond of $1,000 Oct. 8, 1863
Gideon, James H.   Bond of $2,000 - Parole May 25, 1863
Harper, Sarah E.   Parole and letter from her asking permission to go south Jul. 22, 1863
Hayden, Granville; Hayden, R. P.   Recruiting Station: Springfield  
Hitchcock, W. A. Ozark Letter from Hitchcock presenting his application for a new position. Notes that he has two years experience in the railroad business and thinks this has given him knowledge of public service. Nov. 14, 1862
Hitchcock, William Ozark Letter from Col. B. Crabb recommending Hitchcock to a post under Col. N. P. Chipman. Says Hitchcock is a good worker and deserves a better position than what he has to give. Nov. 14, 1862
Howard, Dick; Howard, Francis C.   Recruiting Station: Springfield  
Hughes, William S. Ozark Testimony in case of Hughes killed by M.S.M. as prisoner Sep 5, 1862
Hunt, John   Charges and specifications: habitual disloyal speech, swapping gun to rebel, running south at U.S. approach, threatening Union people, violating parole; confession  
Hunt, John   Parole of honor to report weekly in Springfield; must report to military commission in Springfield when called Sep. 15, 1862
Hunt, John   Statement: lives at Ozark; never belonged to any rebel group; is a conditional Union man, in favor of Jeff Davis; "I have talked a great deal." Jul. 31, 1862
Ingram, S. N. Ingram and McCracken's Mill Report on the report of Mrs. Lee concerning Doctor McHatten and Mr. Hankens disturbing the neighborhood while eating at her place, stopped on their way to Ozark May 31, 1864
Inman, James; McDaniel, J.; Goodnight, W.; Smith, Braxton; Smith, J.; Turpin, Simpson; Turpin, Champon; Vaughn, G.; Davis, [unknown]; Mullius, Thomas; Willoughby, A.; Fullerton, R.; Thomson, Marion; Wisner, Mary; Lawing, Ellen; Hauks, Catharine; etal Ozark List of persons arrested and discharged at Ozark Provost Marshal office for August. Prisoners from Christian, Taney, Dallas Counties and Searcy County, Arkansas. 22 names. Aug. 1862
Ivans, James   Letter claiming that William Handcock was with a band of guerrillas that took him prisoner, as well as William R. Watts, Harvy Fry, James Maupin, and Mangrum Gray, from whom a horse was stolen Apr. 23, 18??
Jackson, Martha; Smith, Emaline; Gibson, John A.; Morris, L. B.; Willard, S. T.; Clapp, Calvin; Wilks, Samuel Ozark List of prisoners discharged from Ozark. 22 names. Sep. 1862
Jessup, Samuel; Jessup, Enoch   Recruiting Station: Springfield  
Jessup, Thomas W.   Oath; description: age 35, 5' 9", blue eyes, light hair Jul. 6, 1864
Johnson, George Ozark Statement of James Preston that he was to intercept strangers and suspicious persons traveling from Missouri to Arkansas. A chase ensued with three men. Johnson, one of the men, was shot and killed. Sep. 5, 1862
Jones, Franklin   Bond in the amount of $200. Jun. 6, 1864
Kirk, H. J.   Statement that he saw Doctor McHatten and Mr. Hankens eating at Mrs. Lee's, and that one had papers and letters in one pocket and newspapers in the other May 31, 1864
Larkin, James H.   Parole Dec. 18, 1862
Larkin, William H.   Charges and specifications against Larkin. Larkin charged with violating the laws of civilized warfare for shooting at and stealing from, James A. Jackson, a loyal citizen.  
Larkins, William H.   Copy of testimony of James Benniley. Testimony partially illegible. Aug. 1862
Larkins, William H.   Oath of allegiance Oct. 13, 1862
Larkins, William H.   Statement of James A. Jackson partially illegible. Jackson states that Larkins came to his home on different occasions and stole guns from his home. Jul. 19, 1862
Larkins, William H.   Statement of James Benniley partially illegible. Benniley's statement regarding gunshots he heard and his interaction with Larkins when he inquired about what happened. Larkins said he shot Jackson. Aug. 19, 1862
Larkins, William H.   Statement of John H. Pettijohn illegible. Aug. 26, 1863
Lathrop, Armon   Bond in the amount of $1,000. May 9, 1864
Lawing, William A.   Illegible Jul. 22, 1862
Lee   Mrs., statement that Doctor McHatten and Mr. Hankens demanded dinner from her and questioned the location of soldiers at Ingram and McCracken's Mill and in the area May 31, 1864
Litterell, M. Ozark Document showing that Miss Litterell was charged with aiding the South, cooking food for Calvin Moore, going South after taking the oath and carrying news for the South. Dec. 18, 1862
Mack, John; Rainey, W. P.; Murphy, N.; Faught, L.; Hacock, Martin; Jackson, J.; Coleman, S.; Ward, W.; McCorkle, N.; Campbell, J.; Morrow, J.; Raynor, H.; Hollingworth, H.; Wilkerson, J.; and others   Petition from Greene County and Christian County citizens requesting that passes no longer be given to female relatives of known bushwhackers currently hiding out in Arkansas. 79 names. Aug. 8, 1864
McHaffey, James D. Ozark Statement that he and William Lamb in disguise stopped at the house of Thomas Mullins and interviewed him of troop movement in the area, not complete Aug. 5, 1862
McLemmon, A. J. Ozark Bond, $1,000, arrested for giving aid to the enemy, security L. T. Ayres Feb. 24, 1863
McLemmon, A. J. Ozark Parole, age 36 Jan. 24, 1863
McLemore, A. J.; Williams, John; Leighton, ? Ozark Letter regarding prisoners; McLemore of southern sympathies but only accused of talk; Williams charged with horse theft by Mrs. J. Leighton; Mrs. Leighton a secessionist Dec. 27, 1862
Moore, James C.   Citizen of Greene County, statement that he was a prisoner, released on oath, took to the brush to avoid working on the fortification, father is in the Confederate Army Sep. 7, 1862
Nance, Wright   Statement: never belonged to any independent company; went with Gunning to take guns from Union men; up Swan Creek and down Little Beaver Creek; took Elisha Hampton prisoner, to Forsyth; Gimlin might have been along  
  Was pressed twice to go with company of armed men; stayed with Thomas Baker and Sam Lawrence; went to Forsyth; Mathew Adams and Hampton taken prisoner; Germany's (Gunnings?) company; prisoner ill, will be released on $2,000 bond until final examination Jul. 22, 1862
  Witnesses Mathew Adams, Henry Walker, Edward Y. Vaughn, John Hill, Toliver Roberts, Thomas Pelham, Elisha Hampton, William J. Claton, Thomas Baker  
Parson, John   2nd Wisconsin Cav. squad bringing prisoners from Forsyth to Springfield robbed Parson, good Union man, of nearly everything while family was gone; file notation: ordered to be arrested and sent to headquarters Jun. 21, 1862
Phenix, unknown   Letter from headquarters at Ozark post; Mrs. Phenix went to Springfield to get exchange for husband, captured by jayhawkers stealing under Confederate colors; it is a deception so that the party referred to by Mrs. Phenix may obtain freedom Dec. 8, 1862
Pierson, George   Oath and safeguard; physical description: age 49, 5' 10", hazel eyes, black hair Oct. 28, 1862
  Statement made at Springfield: never belonged to independent company, never took oath; will take oath but not take up arms to defend U.S. government; file notation: release on taking oath and send to work on fortifications Oct. 28, 1862
  Testimony against Pierson; statements by William J. Piland, Peter Howard who was a prisoner of rebels, John Nave and William Lord, who all said Pierson belonged to a company of southern men Sep. 3, 1862
Preston, James; Shipman, Hiram; Baker, James; Baker, James, Jr.; Johnson, Charles L.; Haycliff, William; Stewart, William; Keenin, Robert; Keltner, William; Keltner, Henry Ozark Those suspected of committing the murders of McDaniels, Morrow, and Morley, according to Stephen Link. Jan. 19, 1865
Ramsey, John P.; Jessup, Calvin L.; Vanbarger, George F.; Carey, William S.; Hulett, Allen   Petition for the release of Thomas Sharp, prisoner at Alton Jun. 30, 1862
Reames, Bolen Ozark Oath of Allegiance  
Reames, Bolen Ozark Statement of Bolen Reames, citizen of Greene County, that he was arrested while on his way to Arkansas with William S. Hughes and George S. Johnson on the Jacksonport Road Sep. 5, 1862
Rickets, A. J. Ozark Rickets had no pass or safeguard; believe him a spy or guerrilla; claims from St. Louis, where held prisoner for months and released; says witnesses in Springfield will exonerate him Jul. 14, 1862
Rives, D. B. Ozark Information on a Replevin suit Nov. 15, 1862
Rodgers, Samuel E.   Oath of allegiance Nov. 12, 1862
Sharp, Mark; Sharp, Joseph   Recruiting Station: Springfield  
Shipman, Joseph H. Marion Bond, $1000, arrested for larceny and released on parole, securities Harvey Burkhurt and William Roberts Apr. 26, 1864
Stiles, Robert R. Ozark Citizen of Washington County, Arkansas, statement that he came to Missouri with McCager Johnson, Albert Johnson, John Johnson, Thomas Johnson, and John Stiles, that a man gave him a horse, asking him to go to White River and Yellville and count rebels Aug. 14, 1862
Tillman, James T.   $1,000 bond; must report weekly to Springfield; arrested for violating oath; securities John McCoy and John McGinnis Sep. 10, 1863
  Charges against Tillman: violation of oath for going south without pass to avoid service; charges against Isaac Felton: violation of oath for attempting to go south without pass May 12, 1863
  Special Order No. 135 that Tillman, now on parole, be released May 31, 1864
  Statement: took oath Aug 1862; Sept 1863 went to Little North Fork of White River in Ozark County, stayed a month; area infested with rebels, saw 100 armed rebels while there but nearest Federals at Ozark, 25 miles away; is southern man; will give bond Jun. 11, 1863
  U.S. v Tillman; charges and specifications: took oath, but was arrested south of Ozark moving rapidly southward to avoid capture and evade military obligations to U.S. 1863
Travathan, ?; Haden, Marietta; Taylor, ?; McCullah, J. M.   Travathan and Haden were teachers in Stone and Lawrence Counties teaching seccessionist ways in their schools. Taylor was running a distillery in Christian and Stone Counties and disposing of the liquor. Jul. 17, 1862
Unknown   Report on members of the committee: William Lewing, John Weaver, Thomas Vaughn  
Vandiver, Jackson Ozark Report to Capt. Kittridge that he is sending A. H. Rice of Marion County, Arkansas, and that he knows of nothing against him, and that some of his men know the man Dec. 2, 1864
Vaughn, Julian B.; Mullins, William; Brumley, Daniel; Billieu, Isaac; Billieu, Wyatt; Bradley, Silas; Roberts, Caywell; Willoughby, William; Clapp, Oliver; Noe, Archibald; Hedrick, Nancy; Alexander, Alfred; Alexander, Nancy; Alexander, William Ozark List of prisoners discharged from Ozark. 22 names. Sep. 1862
Walker, Henry; Adams, Matt; Ginlan, A.; Nance, Wright Swansville Statement of Walker alleging that Ginlan and Nance had shot and robbed Adams, destroyed blacksmith shop, threatened to hang Walker; variant spellings- Girnlin, Ginlin Feb. 1862
Walker, Perry, Walker, John; Morris, Peter; Kuhn, Martin; Dietrig, Gottfried; Foreman, Curhard   Charges against the Walkers and Morris; accused of robbing 4 persons of personal property; Pfister "driven from Christan [sic] Co. Mo.", at Proviso, Cook County, Illinois at time of charges; difficult to read, may be incorrect interpretation of handwriting Jan. 13, 1862
Wilkes, Rachel   Oath of allegiance Jul. 20, 1863
  Parole Jul. 15, 1864
  Parole Jul. 18, 1864
Wilks, R. A.   Parole, agrees to report weekly Jul. 20, 1863
Workman, Richard; Buchhart, Jacob   Bond, $1000, arrested for larceny, securities William Roberts and Harvey Burkhart Apr. 22, 1864
Young, James C.   Statement that a Mr. Moppin, who runs a grist mill owned by Widow Stephens, jayhawked hogs belonging to Davis Glidell as well as reported Mr. Sanders and G. F. Howard to Gen. Herron as secessionists Nov. 26, 1862

 

 

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