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L. Shadrach Futrell (1831–1906), continued


ate forces of Alabama and Mississippi at Citronelle, Alabama, on 4 May 1865, four weeks after Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Court House, Virginia. Futrell was paroled at Gainesville, Alabama, on 10 May 1865.31

Futrell’s compiled military service record at the National Archives is a brief document. It only lists his service in Farris’ Battery, Missouri Light Artillery (Clark Artillery). The file contains two documents:

1. A ‘Company Muster Roll’, dated August 1864, shows Futrell enlisted at Cumberland Furnace, Ten- nessee, on 1 April 1862, and was last paid on 31

August 1863. [Cumberland Furnace is just south of Clarksville in Dickson County.] 2. A ‘Roll of Prisoners of War’ indicated that ‘Shadrack Futrill’ was paroled at Gainesville, Ala., on 10 May 1865. It listed his residence as ‘Canton, Trigg County, Ky.’32 Futrell’s letter regarding the “Southern Cross of Honor,” written in 1905, and his compiled service record leave little doubt that the ‘Shadrack Futrill’ from Clark’s Artillery and L.S. Futrell of ‘Between the Rivers’ in Trigg County, Kentucky, were the same person. Futrell’s service record indicated that he enlisted in Farris’ Battery at Cum- berland, Tennessee, on 1 April 1862; it is believed that the April 1862 date was his initial enlistment in the Confederate States army. Kentucky Civil War historian, Stephen D. Lynn, believes Futrell ini- tially enlisted in Wood- ward’s Cavalry in 1862, rather than in Farris’ Missouri Battery. Lynn theorized that Futrell’s original enlistment date was acknowledged when he joined Farris’ Battery. Lynn said that Dickson County, Tennessee, was a hotbed for Woodford’s Cavalry in 1862.33 Both Perrin and Lindsley recalled that Company D of Woodward’s Second Kentucky Cavalry was formed at Hopkinsville, Kentucky, in 1862, and, shortly thereafter, joined Colonel Woodward in Tennessee.

Company Muster Roll showing L.S. Futrell’s entlistment on 1 April 1862; Roll of Prisoners of War documenting L.S. Futrell’s parole as a prisoner of war.

Unidentified L.S. Futrell An unidentified L.S. Futrell enlisted on 6 May

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