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This collection contains items from the Civil War, including general orders, correspondence, passes, certificates of appointment, and handwritten account of S.H. Nowlin's time as a prisoner of war during the Civil War.

Biographical/Historical Note

George P.C. Rumbough was born in Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, on October 23, 1834.On August 7, 1862, he was commissioned as First Lieutenant Engineer, a staff of General Price of the Confederate Army. Rumbough and his wife, Muriel, lived in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he worked as a civil engineer. Rumbough died December 26, 1916.Prison life, as experienced by Samuel H. Nowlin, is within this collection. Nowlin was born April 11,1842, in Roanoke, Bedford County, Virginia. He enlisted in the Salem Flying Artillery, Company A,1st Regiment Virginia Artillery in April 1861. He later transferred to Company D, 5th Virginia Cavalry, where he served the rest of the war. He was captured at the Battle of Yellow Tavern, Virginia, May 11,1864. He spent a few months at a prison outside Richmond, Virginia. During transit to Point Lookout, Maryland, he was able to escape and meet back with his company. He was captured again at the Battle of Five Forks, near Petersburg, Virginia, April 1, 1865. He was released from Point Lookout, June 15, 1865.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Little Rock, Pulaski County (Ark.); Arkansas





Resource Type



George P.C. Rumbough papers, MS.000219


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

George P.C. Rumbough papers, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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