Civil War related cases - Harlan Cicruit Court
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Harlan Circuit Court©
Civil War Notes

from cases at the Kentucky State Archives

The following are notes made from cases in the Harlan Circuit Court records that appeared to have resulted from actions during the Civil War. The Box number will aid you in retrieving the case file from the Archives should you wish to do so. We would love to hear more about any of these.

Box 11
John J Howard
James A Persifield
Elijah F Green
James Persifield
Frank Jackson
William Pitman
filed 10 Aug 1865; that they took one gray mare "under force of arms"

Box 11, Bundle 25
Hugh H Smith
Samuel Powell
Calvin Creech
about 1866; that they came in "night time and by force and arms took and carried away two horses and rode and abused the same and injured and harmed said horses and kept the same 20 days to the injury of the Plaintiff..."; further states that they kept and converted to their own use the bridles. Samuel Powell answered that he was ordered to take the horses by the military authority while in the 1st Kentucky, ordered by Captain Perks? (or Perkins)

Box 11, Bundle 78
William Cornett
Camble [sic] Slemp
Jackson Litten
William Pennington
Clint Slemp
William or Gilliam Pennington
about 1866; seizure by force and arms

Box 11, Bundle 76
Joshua R Cox
James A Persifield
James Persifield
Elias Green
Elijah F Green
about 1866; stealing one gray horse

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