CSA Soldiers at Soldiers' Rest
Vicksburg, Mississippi

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R. G. McAdoo
43 Tenn Inf
Jul 15, 1863


See record at fold3.com/image/271/77002814

McAdoo, R. G., Pvt., Co. D, 43rd Tennessee Infantry, enlisted November 1, 1862, at Decatur, Tenn., wounded in leg and shoulder by a shell from one of the enemy’s batteries May 23, 1863, captured in hospital and paroled at Vicksburg July 4-15, 1863, died July 15, 1863 signing parole papers on that same date, buried in Soldiers Rest, Vicksburg City Cemetery.



This is the parole paper of Pvt. R. G. McAdoo dated 15 Jul 1863. Note that the handwriting and pen of his two signatures and that of the word "Major" at the bottom of the paper. Are they all the same?

Perhaps someone filled in the names in the top lines of all the patients in the hospital, leaving the patients to sign their own names if they were able. This is speculation. One would like to think that this signature to the sworn statement is Pvt. McAdoo's simply because it would be a relic of this soldier. However, as this is the date he died, would he have had such a strong and clear hand -- or even have been able to write?


Thanks to George Martin for this compilation of information on this soldier R. G. McAdoo.
George is the great-great-grandnephew of Tennessee soldier Isaac Martin.



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