Discussion African-American veterans, Union and Confederate, Marietta, Pennsylvania

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A friend sent me an article about the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in the small town of Marietta, on the Susquehanna River, which is celebrating its 200th anniversary. The church's cemetery includes 20 Civil War veterans, seven of whom recently received new tombstones:

John Knight, Andrew McCurdy, Glenalvin Walker - 32nd USCT
Asa Spriggs - 2nd Pennsylvania Cavalry (originally 59th Volunteers)
Isaac Thompson - 24th USCT
Zachariah White - 3rd USCT
and
Joseph Maze - "a soldier in the Confederate Army. He served in the 3rd Cavalry and Infantry, Virginia State Line". As I understand it, the Virginia State Line, which included a 3rd Regiment, was separate from the Provisional Army of the Confederate States, which included the 3rd Virginia Cavalry and 3rd Virginia Infantry.

Unfortunately the article does not provide any more detail about these men or the other 13.
 

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Attached below is CSR for Joseph Maze (Mays), Co. A, "3rd Virginia Scouts and Rangers." Doesn't tell you much, though.
See the note, however:
mays.png

CSRs for the USCT you list are available at fold3.com. If you want them and don't have an account, let me know & I'll download them.
 

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This may be Joseph in the 1910 census. Box # 30 has a "5" which indicates he was a member of the Confederate Navy. When his unit became part of the 19th Virginia Cavalry, he may have joined the Navy?

Joseph Maze
United States Census, 1910

Name:
Joseph Maze
Event Type:
Census
Event Date:
1910
Event Place:
Marietta Ward 2, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
Gender:
Male
Age:
66
Marital Status:
Married
Race:
Black
Race (Original):
Black
Relationship to Head of Household:
Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original):
Head
Birth Year (Estimated):
1844
Birthplace:
Virginia
Father's Birthplace:
Virginia
Mother's Birthplace:
Virginia
Sheet Letter:
A
Sheet Number:
9
Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
Joseph Maze Head Male 66 Virginia
Maze Wife Female 39 Virginia
Louisa Maze Daughter Female 17 Pennsylvania
Lealia Maze Daughter Female 15 Pennsylvania
Emily Maze Daughter Female 11 Pennsylvania
 
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