From: Subject: 1st Vidette Cavalry Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2000 21:49:35 EST
Thanks so much for sending that url. My g-grandfather's brother was in Company A, 1st Vidette Cavalry. He was James M. NORMAN. I need some advice.
In December 1863, James was in a hospital in Nashville. His mother, a woman named Litta, brought her other five children from Jackson County, Alabama to Nashville to be near her son. She died three days after arriving in Nashville and the children were placed in an orphanage. The orphanage records stated that her husband, a Federal Soldier had died. Her husband was Daniel NORMAN, and he died sometime between 1860 and 1863. The orphanage records noted that his children received a pension years later for their father's military service. I have tried everything I know how to do to locate the pension records and have been unable to do so. I can find no records regarding Daniel NORMAN. Does anyone have any advice or suggestions? Any help appreciated.