Thank you for that information. It is really hard to read the Civil War Muster Rolls that I have copies of. I knew that he was severly wounded at Ellyson's Mill, VA and then inprisoned at Gettysburg, PA. I have his release date too.
I know that ARCHIBALD is a direct decendant of JOHN J. PEARCE of Franklin Co., NC but I don't know how...I suspect that he is either the father or uncle of JOHN J. He was married to MATTIE W. and they had 10 children. Their first born is my great grandmother, MARY JULIA PEARCE, who married WILLIAM R. HOLDEN my great grandfather. Their first born was CLARA BANE HOLDEN who was my grandmother. She married DAVIS CASWELL CATLETT my grandfather.
Thanks again for the info!
Orlando, Orange County, FL