Creator

Date Original

1864

Description

This collection contains the handwritten account of S.H. Nowlin's time as a prisoner of war during the Civil War.

Biographical/Historical Note

Samuel H. Nowlin was born April 11, 1842, in Roanoke, Bedford County, Virginia. He enlisted in theSalem Flying Artillery, Company A, 1st Regiment Virginia Artillery in April 1861. He later transferred toCompany D, 5th Virginia Cavalry, where he served the rest of the war. He was captured at the Battle ofYellow 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. Hewas captured again at the Battle of Five Forks, nearAfter the war, Nowlin went into business with his physician father at Rome, Georgia, and Salem,Virginia, as a druggist. He served as mayor of Salem for five years, before marrying Catherine Noble inDecember 1876. They moved to Little Rock, in 1877, where Nowlin became involved in the newspaperbusiness, first as owner and editor of an agricultural newspaper, then later writing articles for variousjournals and the Arkansas Gazette. He also compiled statistics for the government on cotton and otheragricultural products. He and Catherine had several children together. She passed away December 31,1904. Beginning in 1905, he represented Pulaski County in the legislature for several years. He diedDecember 18, 1920.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas; Georgia; Virginia

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.006.020

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Samuel H. Nowlin reminiscences, SMC.006.020

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Samuel H. Nowlin reminiscences, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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