AUTHOR: Michael Stroupe
Alfred J. Stroup was conscripted into the Confederate States Army in McDowell County, N.C. at the age of 25 in March of 1863. He was a private in Company K & Company L, 22nd Infantry Regiment, North Carolina.
For unknown reasons, Alfred deserted to the Union Forces on June 11, 1863. He was confined in Washington D.C. at the Old Capital Prison but released ten days later, on June 24, 1863, after pledging the “Oath of Allegiance” to the United States of America. Afterward, Alfred requested that the he “not be paroled or exchanged to the Rebels” but instead be “permitted to proceed to and remain within any of the Loyal States.”
No further record of Alfred J. Stroup can be located. Perhaps he lived the remainder of his life up north.