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Lowell Paden (#47330479)
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Bio Photo I retired in 2009 after 35 years with the Virginia Dept of Transportation. I was a Database Administrator when I left my job. I married for the first time on my retirement date and I now live in Tennessee.
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Jimmy Jones
RE: Hercules Carroll
It should be available at all major retail stores, to include B&N, Amazon, Kindle, etc. I have conducted some last minute research and discovered a little more info on your ancestor.

Fact 1: He is the very first Soldier to be listed on the 6th U.S. Cavalry morning reports from the Civil War.

Fact 2: From August to December 1861, he was detached from Co. B, working at HQ at Camp Scott, Pittsburgh, PA as a clerk in the Adjutant's Office.

Little known facts.

Added by Jimmy Jones on Apr 10, 2012 6:47 AM
Jimmy Jones
RE: Hercules Carroll
Hi Lowell,

Well well, people actually do read my articles:) My co-author and I just finished our first publication - yesterday in fact. Been seven years of research. It will be featured in the McFarland Publishing fall catalog of this year, and it does mention your grandfather Hercules three times. Once when he became Sgt. Maj., then when he was captured and listed as deserted, and finally featured in the roster in appendix 4.

Hope you get a copy, because the whole purpose was to remember these men and their great sacrifice.

Kindest regards,

Co-author: "Let Us Die Like Soldiers!" - The History of the 6th U.S. Cavalry in the Civil War.
Added by Jimmy Jones on Apr 04, 2012 6:37 PM
Jimmy Jones
RE: Hercules Carroll
Mr. Paden,

I found his prior service off of an entry in the duplicate copies of the U.S. Army Register of Enlistments. These had a column for "prior service" which listed his. Your best bet would be to order his records from the National Archives, if they even have them.

I wrote the article on Cross Sabers, and I'm glad it helped you discover your family. Please email anytime.

Added by Jimmy Jones on Oct 11, 2010 6:16 PM

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