Submitted by Bill Walkup, email WWalkup376
Office of the Provost Marshall General,
Department of Missouri
St. Louis, Mo. Jan 15 1863
Wm Walkup 17:
I was arrested by Capt. Johnson on the 18 of Sept. 62 in Monroe County. I was on my way to the camp. I belonged to Capt. McDonalds company of Col. Porters regiment 2 chel. I have been in prison since my arrest.
I have never taken the oath of allegiance to the U. S., but am willing to take it now.
I was in the Kirksville fight. I joined the company because I thought I must take sides, and I thought I would take my chances with the rebels. I dont know which side is right & dont care. I know it was wrong for me to join.
William H Walkup
Sworn to before me
this 15 day Jan 63
Was a member of Capt. Porters reg. arrested 18 Sept. Has been in prison since - never took the oath, but will take it now.
He was at the Kirksville fight, but says he did no fighting.
He is boyish in his appearances & active and appears to be cordial & truthful
Signed: A J Howe Capt. 4 Vol
The signature of the Capt. is very difficult to interpet, there room for errors.
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