Summary

Wife of John Newton Oliphant, a notorious Confederate guerrilla fighter. Margaret was denounced by a neighbor in Johnson Co., MO, for giving aid and comfort to "bushwhackers." Earlier, her house had been burnt down, reportedly by local Union militia authorities, while her husband Newton was away fighting Federal troops in the countryside.

Birth:
28 Oct 1825 1
TN 1
Death:
aft Aug. 1864 1
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Margaret Carney Oliphant 1864 Ltr of Denunciation3.jpg
Margaret Carney Oliphant 1864 Ltr of Denunciation3.jpg
From Union Provost Marshal records.
Newton Oliphant 1862 House Burning.jpg
Newton Oliphant 1862 House Burning.jpg
From a record of the testimony given in the investigation of the burning of several reputed bushwhackers’ homes in Johnson Co., MO, in 1862 (Testimony of Samuel Miller, a member of Capt. Houts' company, MO State Militia.)
Margaret Oliphant 1864 Denounced as One of 24 Post Oak Female Guerrilla Abettors1.jpg
Margaret Oliphant 1864 Denounced as One of 24 Post Oak Female Guerrilla Abettors1.jpg
Ltr. re 24 alleged Post Oak female abettors of bushwhackers. Among them Margaret Oliphant is cited. Ltr contends that many of them are prostitutes and recommends they all be banished from the state of MO. From Union Provost Marshal records.
Margaret Oliphant 1864 Denounced as One of 24 Post Oak Female Guerrilla Abettors2.jpg
Margaret Oliphant 1864 Denounced as One of 24 Post Oak Female Guerrilla Abettors2.jpg
1864 Ltr. from Capt. Joseph A. Peak to Col. John F. Philips denouncing 24 Post Oak women who give aid to local bushwhackers. Among them, Margaret Oliphant is cited. Peak contends that many of these women are prostitutes and recommends that they be banished from the state of MO.
Margaret Oliphant 1864 Case Comments3.JPG
Margaret Oliphant 1864 Case Comments3.JPG
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Birth:
28 Oct 1825 1
TN 1
Male 1
Death:
aft Aug. 1864 1
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Birth:
Mother: Elizabeth (Betsy) Chamberlain 1
Father: John Carney 1
Marriage:
John Newton Oliphant 1
06 Oct 1859 1
Johnson Co., MO 1
Spouse Death Date: 26 Oct 1864 1

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