Thanks to Mrs. Joan Turner of Welch, WV, we have been given a copy of the discharge papers of Daniel Moats Auville (citizen of Augusta Co., VA and a Colonel in the 139th Virginia Militia), dated 1 December 1864, Washington, DC. According to the papers, he was captured while fighting took place in and around Barbour Co., WV on 10 April 1862. He had joined the Confederate forces on the 16th of May (no year given, but it is noted that he was "not in regular service".
The papers note that he was placed in both the Camp Chase, Ohio prison and Johnson's Island prison in lake Erie.
In the parole papers for Daniel Moats Auville, he is described as having a light complexion, dark hair, 5 feet 9 1/2 inches tall, brown eyes, and age 41.
In addition to the regular parole requirements, he had to agree "I also pledge my parole of honor to remain north and west of the Ohio River through the existence of the present rebellion". He signed his pledge 3 Dec 1864. On 12 Jan 1865, the Judge Advocate General's Office in Washington, DC released him from this pledge.
by Jinx Hartung