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madisonman

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Another little tidbit involving C. N. Candler: Governor Vance to Sec. of War James A. Seddon, dated May 18, 1863.

"Sir
I have been informed upon reliable authority that Col. L. M. Allen and Capt. C. N. Candler of the 64th N.C.T. were, while recently in Madison County, N.C. guilty of the crime of seizing citizens not liable to conscription and receiving large sums of money to release them with many similar acts of oppression and corruption. These reports so injurious to the fair fame of N.C. soldiers, have obtained such general credit that I cannot pass over them in silence and therefore have the honor to request that you order an enquiry into the matter. If notified of time and place, I will have the proof which was communicated to me, placed before the Court.
Very respectfully
Yr. obt. Svt.
Z. B. Vance"

(From The Papers of Zebulon Baird Vance, Volume 2, 1863, p.157-158. Edited by Joe A. Mobley.)
 
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TnFed

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Oh that's interesting--and not very surprising, based on some of the things I've read about him. :giggle:

Thanks for sharing it with me! :smile:
Zella, let's get together and write a fictional book on this Candler. He would be the American answer to Harry Paget Flashman. We could make a fortune just telling about the true stuff he done. How did he escape being courtmarsalled? I meant he wound up getting medals and citations just like Flashman in the stories .
 

Zella

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Zella, let's get together and write a fictional book on this Candler. He would be the American answer to Harry Paget Flashman. We could make a fortune just telling about the true stuff he done. How did he escape being courtmarsalled? I meant he wound up getting medals and citations just like Flashman in the stories .
:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:

He'd make for a great story! I've decided he was like a cat. Always landed on his feet. :D

His son would make for a good story too. In fact, he was even more of a piece of work than his dad! Have some older relatives who remembered the son because he lived until the 1930s. The family called him Pap, and the ones who could still remember him will immediately start swearing when his name is mentioned even now. :unsure:
 
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