Soldier’s service ended in prison
Abel Reid Pitts, my great-great-uncle, was born to John Henry and Sarah Lolly Rogers Pitts on August 30, 1826 in Lincoln County, North Carolina. Abel later lived in Burke County. He enlisted in Catawba County into Company K, N.C. 35th Infantry Regiment as a private, age 36, on Oct. 15, 1861, for the war. Abel was present or accounted for from November, 1864 through February, 1865. He was captured near Petersburg, Virginia on April 2, 1865 and was confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, until his release on June 16, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.