Research Black Confederates - How many were killed and wounded in battle?


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Killed or Mortally Wounded (16)

Bellinger, Daniel, SC - Secessionville, SC, June 16, 1862. (SCSL)
Clapp, Willis, LA (SN)
Clarke, ------, KY (SN)
Cornelius (R. B. Moore), Hoole's Co. MS Art - Vicksburg, MS, June 8, 1863. (MS CSR)
Cossens, Franklin, 37th NC Infantry - 2nd Manassas, VA, August 29, 1862. (NC CSR)
Dallas, Moses, C.S.S. Isondiga - Attack on U.S.S. Water Witch, June 3, 1864. (ORN 1-15, p.499)
Dunwoody, Charles, SC (SN)
Fitzhugh, ------ (SN)
George (C. C. Cummings), 17th MS Infantry - Gettysburg Campaign, July 1863. (CVM, Vol. 4, p153)
Goins, Andrew, 35th NC Infantry - Malvern Hill, VA, July 1, 1862. (NC CSR)
Howcott, Willis, Harvey's (MS) Scouts
Jack (Lt. Shelton), AR - Belmont, MO, November 7, 1861. (Battle of Belmont by Nathaniel Cheairs Hughes, p.247)
Oxendine, Warren, 14th SC Infantry - Spotsylvania Courthouse, VA, May 23, 1864. (SC Pension-widow)
Russell, James, 24th SC Infantry - Missionary Ridge, November 25, 1863. (Enlisted for the War by E.Jones, p.394)
Thomas, Jackson, 5th (McKenzie's) TN Cavalry - Big Creek, TN, March 14, 1862. (TN CSR)
White, David H., CSS Alabama - Engagement with USS Kearsarge off Cherbourg, France, June 19, 1864. (Fold3)

Wounded (106)

Allen, Eli, 20th MS Infantry - Dalton, GA, 1864. (MS Pension)
Anderson, Ike, 1st/2nd KY Cavalry - 1862. (TN Pension)
Banks, Sam, 1st MS Cavalry - Selma, AL. (MS Pension)
Bankston, Lee, MS - Cedartown, GA. (MS Pension)
Bell, Henry S., 23rd SC Infantry - June 1864. (SC CSR)
Best, Nathan, NC (MS Pension)
Bishop, Primus, AL - Manassas Gap, VA. (MS Pension)
Blackwell, Harden, 15th TN Cav - Buffington Island, OH, July 19, 1863. Died of wounds, Sept. 22, 1863. (TN CSR)
Bridges, Richard, MS - Atlanta, GA, 1864. (MS Pension)
Brown, Alfred, GA - Chickamauga, GA, September 1863. (TN Pension)
Brown, Axton, MS - Columbia, SC. (MS Pension)
Brown, John L, 20th TN Infantry (TN Pension)
Buckner, John, 1st SC Artillery - Battery Wagner, SC, July 12, 1863. (SC CSR)
Burt, Randle, MS - Atlanta, GA, July 1864. (MS Pension)
Campbell, Henry, MS (MS Pension)
Clark, A., MS - Snyder's Bluff, MS, April 1863. (MS Pension)
Copeland, Spencer, 3rd SC - Charleston, SC. (SC Pension)
Crum, Frank, 2nd MS Infantry - Petersburg, VA, 1865. (MS Pension)
Daniel (Purvis), SC - Fort Sumter, August 21, 1863. (OR 1-28-1, p.614)
Daniels, Henry, AL - Atlanta, GA, July 1864. (MS Pension)
Davis, George W. - Galveston, TX. (News Archive)
Davis, Willis, 36th MS Infantry (MS Pension)
Dial, Jacob, 21st SC Inf - Aug. 23, 1863. Captured and died of pneumonia Elmira, NY, March 19, 1865. (SC CSR)
Divinity, Howard H., 12th MS Infantry - Gettysburg Campaign, July 1863. (MS Pension)
Dodson, Henry, MS - Gaines Mill, VA. (MS Pension)
Dublin, Austin, NC - Roanoke Island, NC, February 1862. (MS Pension)
Easley, W.M., 24th TN Infantry - Shiloh, TN, April 1862. (TN Pension)
Evans, Mose, MS - Atlanta, GA. (MS Pension)
Fields, Napoleon, Forrest's Escort - 1862. (MS Pension)
Flowers, Harrison, MS - Port Hudson, LA, 1863. (MS Pension)
Fuller, Lee, AL - 1862. (TN Pension)
Galluchat, July, SC - Fort Sumter, SC. (News Archive)
Garrett, George W., SC. (TN Pension)
Gavin, Tony, MS - 1862. (MS Pension)
Goins, Hilliard, 12th NC Infantry - Gettysburg Campaign, July 1863. (NC Pension)
Hankens, Thad, MS - Vicksburg, MS, 1863. (MS Pension)
Harris, Ned, MS - Big Black River Bridge, MS, 1863. (MS Pension)
Hawkins, Albert, McNeil's MS Regiment - Mansfield, LA, April 6, 1864. (MS Pension)
Henderson, Henry (TN Pension)
Henson, James, 60th NC Infantry (VA Pension)
Hollins, Squire, MS - Corinth, MS, 1862. (MS Pension)
Hopson, Milton, 3rd MS Infantry - Atlanta, GA, 1864. (MS Pension)
Hudson, David, AL - Fredericksburg, VA. (MS Pension)
Isaac (Marmins), SC - Fort Sumter, August 21, 1863. (OR 1-28-1, p.614)
Jackson, Squire, 38th MS Cavalry - Vicksburg, MS. (MS Pension)
Johnston, Hector R., 11th Battalion SC Rifles (SC Pension)
Jones, Monroe, 1st MS Light Artillery - Snyder's Bluff, MS, May 1, 1863. (MS & TN Pension)
Julian, Alexander, 29th MS Infantry - Murfreesboro, TN. (MS Pension)
Kelly, Anderson, MS - Corinth, MS. (MS Pension)
Kennard, Taylor, TN - Shiloh, TN, April 1862. (TN Pension)
King, Anderson, MS - Atlanta, GA, 1864. (MS Pension)
Knight, L.K., 6th SC Cavalry - Petersburg, VA, 1864. (SC Pension)
Leland, Richard, MS - 1862. (MS Pension)
Lester, Coleman, 22nd MS Infantry (MS Pension)
Lutz, Charles F., 8th LA Infantry - Gettysburg, PA, July 2, 1863. (LA CSR & Pension)
McCullough, Ned, 17th TN Infantry - Murfreesboro and Chattanooga, TN. (TN Pension)
McDonald, George W., Ordnance Dept. - Helena, AR, July 4, 1863. (News Archive)
McElduff, Moses, SC - Fort Sumter, SC. (News Archive)
McGowen, Dempsy, MS - Corinth, MS. (MS Pension)
McMorris, Seab, MS - December 1864. (MS Pension)
Melton, Dan, 22nd MS Infantry - Vicksburg, MS. (MS Pension)
Mitchell, Charley, 3rd Battalion MS Infantry (State Troops) - 1862. (MS Pension)
Mitchell, Hardy, MS - Resaca, GA, May 1864. (MS Pension)
Mitchell, Steve, MS (MS Pension)
Moses, John, 7th TN Cavalry - Holly Springs, MS. (TN Pension)
Myers, Handy, 7th Battalion MS Infantry - Corinth, MS, October 3, 1862. (MS Pension)
Neal, Henry, MS - Shiloh, TN, April 1862. (TN Pension)
Nelson, Abram, MS - July 1864. (MS Pension)
Newsom, Sam, TN - Sullivan's Creek. (TN Pension)
Noel, Frank, MS - Selma, AL, April 2, 1865. (MS Pension)
Patton, Jim, MS - Vicksburg, MS, 1863. (MS Pension)
Peeples, Andrew, Lewis' Battalion AL Cavalry - Mobile Campaign, 1865. (MS Pension)
Perry, Freedom, 15th MS Infantry - Fishing Creek, KY, January 19, 1862. (MS Pension)
Perryman, Eli, MS - Bakers Creek (aka Champions Hill), May 16, 1863. (MS Pension)
Pete, William - Vicksburg, MS. (News Archive)
Pickett, Eli, LA Artillery - 1864. (News Archive)
Pounds, John, MS - Fredericksburg, VA. (MS Pension)
Ransom, Arthur, 51st NC Infantry - Cold Harbor, Va., June 1, 1864. (NC CSR)
Revel (or Revels), E. H., 34th NC Infantry - September 1862. (NC CSR)
Revels, William C., 21st NC Inf - Winchester, VA, Gettysburg, PA, and Newbern, NC. (NC Pension)
Rucker, Amos, 33rd GA Infantry (News Archive)
Russell, Aaron, 29th TN Infantry - Chickamauga, GA, September 1863. (TN CSR)
Sales, William, MS - Vicksburg, MS, 1863. (MS Pension)
Shavers, Daniel, 48th NC Infantry - Sharpsburg (Antietam), MD, September 17, 1862. (NC CSR)
Shaw, Jessie, 7th TX Infantry - Jackson, MS, May 14, 1863. (MS Pension)
Shropshire, Bob, TX - Holly Springs, MS. (News Archive)
Sneed, Isaac, 43rd NC Inf - Winchester, VA, Sept. 19, 1864. (NC CSR)
Sojourner, Henry, 36th MS Infantry - Vicksburg, MS, 1863. (MS Pension)
Stinson, Fred, GA - La Vergne, TN, 1862. (MS Pension)
Taylor, Berry, MS - Harrisburg, MS, July 1864. (MS Pension)
Tinnin, Dick, 6th MS Infantry - Corinth, MS, 1862. (MS Pension)
Torrey, Peter, 1st Battalion MS Sharpshooters (MS Pension)
Tucker, Adam, MS - Chickamauga, GA, September 1864. (MS Pension)
Turner, Joel, 23rd SC Infantry - Sharpsburg (Antietam), MD, September 17, 1862. (SC CSR)
Van Lieu, Cap, SC - Coosawhatchie, SC. (MS Pension)
Wade, George, MS - Hamilton's Crossing near Fredericksburg, VA, November 1862. (MS Pension)
Wade, Walter, 38th MS Cavalry - Harrisburg, MS, July 1864. (MS Pension)
Walker, Ned, AL - LaGrange, GA, 1864. (MS Pension)
Wash, Gilbert, MS - Fredericksburg, VA. (MS Pension)
Watkins, Wade, TN Cavalry (TN Pension)
Watson, Coleman, MS (MS Pension)
Wharton, M.F., SC - Marshall's Battery, Sullivan's Island, SC, 1861. (News Archive)
Williams, Billie, MS - Meridian, MS. (MS Pension)
Williamson, Ely, CSS Curlew - Roanoke Island, February 7, 1862. (NC Pension)
Wilson, Jackson, 4th MS Infantry - Atlanta, GA, 1864. (MS Pension)
Womack, Jack, AL - Spanish Fort, AL. (MS Pension)
Yates, George, 32nd MS Infantry - Dug Gap and Atlanta, GA, 1864. (MS Pension)

Killed and Wounded (Unnamed)

Fort Sumter, SC

Aug 12 - 1 k, 7 w (OR, 1-28-1, p.608)
Aug 21 - 1 w (OR, 1-28-1, p.614)
Aug 23 - 3 w (Misc CSR)
Sep 28 - 1 k (OR, 1-28-1, p.626)
Oct 26 - 1 w (Misc CSR)
Nov 07 - 2 w (Misc CSR)
Nov 08 - 5 w (Misc CSR)
Nov 21 - 2 k, 6 w (Misc CSR)
Nov 23 - 1 k, 1 w (OR, 1-28-1, p.640)
Nov 24 - 1 k, 1 w (Misc CSR)
Nov 25 - 1 k, 1 w (OR, 1-28-1, p.640)
Nov 29 - 1 k (OR, 1-28-1, p.173)
1864 (OR, 1-35-1)
Mar 15 - 1 w (p.197)
Apr 04 - 1 k (p.200)
May 02 - 1 w (p.206)
May 14 - 1 w (p.211)
May 15 - 1 k (p.211)
May 17 - 2 w (p.212)
Jun 02 - 4 w (p.215)
Jun 03 - 1 w (p.215)
July 15 - 1 w (p.224)
July 16 - 1 k, 2 w (p.225)
July 19 - 1 w (p.226)
July 20 - 1 k, 7 w (p.226)
July 25 - 1 w (p.229)
July 26 - 5 w (p.229)
July 27 - 1 k, 2 w (p.230)
July 29 - 2 w (p.231)
July 30 - 2 w (p.231)
Aug 01 - 1 w (p.233)
Aug 02 - 1 k (p.233)
Aug 03 - 1 w (p.234)
Aug 12 - 3 w (p.235)
Aug 14 - 2 w (p.235)
Aug 23 - 2 w (p.237)
Aug 25 - 3 w (p.237)
Aug 26 - 2 k, 2 w (p.238)
Aug 28 - 1 w (p.238)
Aug 30 - 2 k (p.239)
Aug 31 - 1 w (p.239)
Sep 03 - 1 k (p.240)
Sep 16 - 2 k, 3w (p.242)
Total: 21 killed, 80 wounded

Fort Johnson, SC, 1863

Oct 01 - 1 w (OR, 1-28-1, p.138)

Chickamauga, GA, September 1863
4th (McLemore's) Tennessee Cavalry
4 killed, 7 wounded

Spanish Fort, AL, April 1865
0 killed, 2 wounded

CSR - National Archives' Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers
CVM - Confederate Veteran magazine
OR - Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies
ORN - Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies
News Archive - Refer to individual post for name and date of news articles
SCSL - South Carolina State Library
SN - WPA Slave Narratives
Dec 31, 2010
Kingsport, Tennessee
Virginia Servant's Pension for FLOYD LAMAR Servant to M.B. (M.D.) Lamar of Alabama. Floyd was a post-war coalminer in Wise County, (southwest) Virginia. Applied for a pension at age 91, claiming total blindness as the result of a fall while carrying his wounded master across his shoulders from the battlefield.

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James Godman (or Chadman)- Wounded at Gettysburg, PA, July 3, 1863. Died August 13.

"12. James Godman/Chadman, colored teamster Not listed in Camp Letterman records; 'Surgical History' identified him as J. H. Chadman, colored teamster; O’Neal and Weaver interment records do not identify him beyond his name; left leg amputated after shot fracture received on July 3; admitted to Camp Letterman; died August 13; remains removed to Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond." (see page 19)


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Action at Vaught's Hill, TN, March 20, 1863
"Among the enemy's dead was a mulatto, killed on the advance line, fully uniformed and equipped."
Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Series 1, Volume 23, Part 1, p.157


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Kingsport, Tennessee
Action at Vaught's Hill, TN, March 20, 1863
"Among the enemy's dead was a mulatto, killed on the advanced line, fully uniformed and equipped."
Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Series 1, Volume 23, Part 1, p.157

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MARCH 20, 1863.

Vaught's Hill, Tenn., March 20, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 5th
Division, 14th Army Corps. Col. Albert S. Hall, while operat-
ing with his brigade in the vicinity of Murfreesboro, learned
that a large Confederate force under Morgan was also in the
neighborhood and would in all probability attack him on the
morning of the 20th and accordingly he took position on
Vaught's hill 3 miles from Milton. Twenty minutes afterward
the enemy's advance was seen coming along the pike and was
quickly scattered by a shell. The contour of the ground was
such that the Confederates were enabled to again approach and
it became necessary for Hall to draw his whole command back,
converging his flank regiments to a line with his center along
the top of the hillock. The enemy's cavalry was meantime mov-
ing around on both sides and it was not long before Hall was
completely surrounded. One of the 2 pieces of artillery was
posted on the crest of the hill and swinging as on a pivot was
successful in pouring a fire on every part of the Confederate
line, the other gun was placed on the turnpike and also did
effective service. Several times the enemy assaulted, but each
time he was repulsed. From 11:30 a. m. until 2:15 p. m. the
unequal contest was continued, when, finding the efforts to
break the circle were futile, the Confederate cavalry was with-
drawn, leaving only enough on the flanks to support the artil-
lery. About 4:30 the whole force retired and a little later
Hall was reinforced. The Union loss was 6 killed, 42 wounded
and 8 captured or missing. The Confederate casualties were not
definitely given, but were estimated by a Confederate captain
at 125 killed and wounded.

Source: The Union Army, vol. 6

Dec 31, 2010
Kingsport, Tennessee
Oct. 1862 Series I, Volume XIX, Part I-Reports Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Wheeler Downey (3rd Maryland Infantry, Potomac Home Brigade)

Question by the Judge Advocate.: Do you know of any individual of the enemy having been killed or wounded during the siege of Harpers Ferry?

Answer: "I have strong reasons to believe that there was a negro killed, who had wounded 2 or 3 of my men. I know that an officer took deliberate aim at him, and he fell over. He was one of the skirmishers of the enemy and wounded 3 of my men. I know there must have been some of the enemy killed".

Question. How do you know the Negro was killed?

Answer: "The officer saw him fall".

(Three Years)

Third Potomac Home Brigade Infantry. - Cols., Stephen W.
Downey, Charles Gilpin, Henry C. Rizer; Lieut.-Col., Crawford
W. Shearer; Majs., Michael Fallon, Charles L. Grafflin. Com-
panies A, B, C, D and H of this regiment were recruited in
Allegany county; Co. E at Hagerstown; F at Baltimore; G and K
in Frederick county; and I in Howard county. The organization
was commenced in the latter part of Oct. 1861, and as soon as
the 1st battalion was mustered in it was assigned to Lander's
division on the upper Potomac, where it served until March 11,
1862. The organization of the regiment was not fully completed
until May 20, 1862, its term of service being for three years.
It was on duty in the Mountain department until June 26, 1862,
when it was transferred to the Middle department and partici-
pated in the defense of Harper's Ferry in September, where it
was surrendered with the garrison.
After the prisoners were
exchanged the 3d was assigned to duty in guarding the line of
the Baltimore & Ohio railroad. When Gen. Early invaded Mary-
land in July 1864, this regiment formed a part of Gen. Lew
Wallace's little army that so stubbornly resisted the Confed-
erate advance at Monocacy, and after Early was driven back to
Virginia, it was with Gen. Hunter in the advance up the Shen-
andoah Valley, taking part in the fight at Snicker's gap. It
then became a part of Gen. Sheridan's Army of the Shenandoah
and after the close of the Valley campaign, it was assigned to
the department of West Virginia, where it remained until mus-
tered out on May 29, 1865. The regiment, or a detachment of
it, fought valiantly at Franklin, Wardensville, Moorefield,
Harper's Ferry, Frederick, Monocacy, Snicker's gap, Bolivar
heights, Halltown, Charlestown, Berryville, and in several
lesser engagements. Its loss during the entire term of service
was 83 men, 9 of whom were killed in action.

Source: The Union Army, vol. 2


Stephen Wheeler Downey during the war.

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Kingsport, Tennessee
William F. Ruby: Residence Tippecanoe County Indiana; On 9/18/1861 he enlisted and mustered as a Private into "E" Co. Indiana 10th Infantry. On 3/20/1863 he transferred from company E to Field & Staff, promoted to Commissary Sergeant. He was Mustered Out on 9/19/1864 at Indianapolis, Indiana. On 4/25/1865, he re-enlisted as a 1st Lieutenant and Quartermaster into Field & Staff Indiana 154th Infantry. He was Mustered Out on 8/4/1865 at Winchester, VA.

After the battle at Missionary Ridge Tennessee, Commissary Sergeant William F. Ruby forwarded a casualty list written in camp at Ringgold, Georgia about 29 November 1863, to Editor, William S. Lingle for publication. Ruby's letter was partially reprinted in the Lafayette Daily Courier for 8 December 1863: "Ruby says among the rebel dead in the [Missionary] Ridge he saw a number of Negroes in the Confederate uniform."

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Larkin Oxindine, 37th NC Infantry (NC CSR, NC Pension)


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John Sawyers, 21st NC Infantry (NC CSR, NC Pension)