Michael John Neill's weekly genealogy how-to column.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Joshua Sledd in Mesilla, New Mexico.
In doing some preliminary work on Joshua Sledd of Mesilla, NM, I came across this "Confederate Claim" on Footnote.com. These records come from National Archives Publication M346, "Confederate Papers Relating to Citizen or Business Firms." This record dates from 1862 and indicates Sledd was in Mesilla at that point in time. The National Archives is sending me a price quote on his court martial.
Meanwhile I'm trying to read this document. Sledd is making a claim for 20 "something" of beans, each "something" weighs 140 pounds. Any thoughts?
We'll feature Sledd in an upcoming issue of Casefile Clues. He's most likely connected with my Sledd family which left Amherst County, Virginia, for Kentucky in the early 1800s.