Biography of John W. Pugh

Below is my biography of John W. Pugh. Since he was not an officer in the Army, there is no biography of him in the National Archives.

   John W. Pugh is found in Gaston County, North Carolina in the 1860 Census as a farmer and merchant. He was born in 1818 in Virginia and had $900 of real estate and $10,000 in personal property (which would include slaves). Wife Mary was born in North Carolina in 1821. In 1860, they had eight children, three listed as clerks.
   There are vouchers to show that before becoming the Transportation Agent, he sold corn, ferried wagons over the Roanoke River, fed parties, and sold equipment to the Government.
January 28, 1864 Reported on Government freight, cars &c at Weldon
NA, QMR 1-28B-64
February 4, 1864 Reports on losses on Raleigh & Gaston RR and Petersburg RR for January 1864
NA, QMR 2-4B-64
February 16, 1864 Sims orders him to use separate orders when a train uses two companies' track
NA, QMR 2-16D-64
March 3, 1864 Reports Raleigh & Gaston RR losses for February
NA, QMR 3-3-64
March 24, 1864 Reports on freight movements; asks if he works for Maj. Branch
NA, QMR 3-24-64
March 26, 1864 Makes reports and asks for pay level
NA, QMR 3-26-64
NA, QMR 3-26A-64
March 31, 1864 Paid for 4 months as Agent
NA, RRB 3-31I-64
Rent of office and purchase supplies
NA, RRB 3-31J-64
April 6, 1864 Raleigh & Gaston RR will refuse to accept wet corn because of Pugh's regulations
NA, QMR 4-6B-64
September 29, 1864 Asks for his son, Thomas G., to be returned from the Army to him to serve as a clerk
NA, QMR 9-29-64
December 31, 1864 Claimed pay for 4 laborers and rent of office
NA, RRB 12-31G-64
NA, RRB 12-31H-64
Paid for 3 months as Agent
NA, RRB 12-31I-64
January 11, 1865 Asks for the local Quartermaster to settle his accounts
NA, QMR 1-11B-65

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