Last week I wrote about Henry Sloas, the husband of my 3rd great-grandaunt Mary Burton, who was judged to be a “disloyal citizen” by a military commission in Kentucky during the Civil War. Mary (Burton) Sloas saw not only her husband arrested and sent to a Union prison camp, but her eldest son, Franklin, as well!
As shown on the record card below, Franklin enlisted in Captain Field’s Partisan Rangers in Carter County, Kentucky, on 5 January 1863. On the muster roll from which this card was prepared, he was marked absent, captured by the enemy on 9 May 1863, having never been paid and with an enlistment bounty due.
This second card records that he appeared on a list of prisoners of war, having been arrested at Louisa, Kentucky, on 8 May 1863, and received at Camp Chase on 16 May 1863. He is described as being 17 years old, 5 feet 7 inches tall, with grey eyes, light hair and a fair complexion. He died at Camp Chase on 3 July 1863.
[Source: Compiled service record, Franklin Sloas; Civil War; NARA Publication M319, Compiled Military Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Kentucky; digital images, Fold3 (www.fold3.com : accessed 23 Jun 2013).]
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