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


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Apr 4, 2017
Total to date: 46 killed, 239 wounded. Over 200 casualties are from but two sources- the pension applications of one state (Mississippi) and the siege operations of one fort (Sumter).

Killed or Mortally Wounded (19)

Arnold, Pleasant, Forrest's Escort - Mississippi, 1864.
Bellinger, Daniel, SC - Secessionville, SC, June 16, 1862. (SCSL)
Chavis, Alfred, 26th SC Infantry - Petersburg, VA, September 10, 1864. (SC CSR)
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)
Millirons, Riley, 44th GA Infantry - Mechanicsville, VA, June 26, 1862. (GA CSR, Census)
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 (149)

Allen, Eli, 20th MS Infantry - Dalton, GA, 1864. (MS Pension)
Anderson, Ike, 1st/2nd KY Cavalry - 1862. (TN Pension)
Banks, John, MS - Marietta, GA, 1864. (MS Pension)
Banks, Sam, 1st MS Cavalry - Selma, AL. (MS Pension)
Bankston, Lee, MS - Cedartown, GA. (MS Pension)
Beanland, Jack, MS - Murfreesboro, TN. (MS Pension)
Bell, Henry S., 23rd SC Infantry - June 1864. (SC CSR)
Benson, Jeff, MS - Baton Rouge, LA. (MS Pension)
Benson, John, MS - Tuscumbia, AL. (MS Pension)
Best, Nathan, NC (MS Pension)
Bickerstaff, Duane Harrison, MS - Cedartown, GA, 1864. (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)
Britt, Charlie, MS (MS Pension)
Brown, Alfred, GA - Chickamauga, GA, September 1863. (TN Pension)
Brown, Axton, MS - Columbia, SC. (MS Pension)
Brown, George, MS - Vicksburg, MS, 1863. (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)
Crowder, Manson, MS- Vicksburg, MS, 1863. (MS Pension)
Crum, Frank, 2nd MS Infantry - Petersburg, VA, 1865. (MS Pension)
Cunningham, Wyatt, SC - Rocky Mount Ferry, Catawba River, SC, March 1865. (NC 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)
Dudley, Robert, MS - 1863. (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)
Godman (or Chadman), James - Gettysburg, PA, July 3, 1863. Died August 13.
Goins, Hilliard, 12th NC Infantry - Gettysburg Campaign, July 1863. (NC Pension)
Hankens, Thad, MS - Vicksburg, MS, 1863. (MS Pension)
Harper, Calvin, MS - 1864. (MS Pension)
Harris, Charley, AL (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, Calvin, 26th MS Infantry - Petersburg, VA. (MS Pension)
Jackson, Squire, 38th MS Cavalry - Vicksburg, MS. (MS Pension)
Jenkins, Frank, MS - Belmont, MO, November 7, 1861. (MS Pension)
Johnson, Gus - Atlanta, GA, August 1864. (MS Pension)
Johnston, Hector R., 11th Battalion SC Rifles (SC Pension)
Jones, Henry, MS - Jackson, MS, May 14, 1863, and Atlanta, GA, 1864. (MS 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)
King, Randal, MS (MS Pension)
Knight, L.K., 6th SC Cavalry - Petersburg, VA, 1864. (SC Pension)
Lamar, Floyd, AL - Marietta, GA, 1864. (VA Pension)
Lee, Green, MS - Vicksburg, MS, 1863. (MS Pension)
Leland, Richard, MS - 1862. (MS Pension)
Lester, Coleman, 22nd MS Infantry (MS Pension)
Lockhart, Peter, MS - Shiloh, TN, April 1862. (MS Pension)
Longstreet, Hutson, MS (MS Pension)
Lutz, Charles F., 8th LA Infantry - Gettysburg, PA, July 2, 1863. (LA CSR & Pension)
Mason, Julia (nurse), LA Regiment - Vicksburg, MS, June 1863. (MS Pension)
McCullough, James, MS - Appomattox Campaign, April 1865. (MS 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)
Morman, Burt, MS - Harrisburg, 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)
Oxindine, Larkin, 37th NC Infantry (NC CSR, NC Pension)
Patrick, Cornelius P., GA (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)
Prince, William, 154th (Senior) TN Infantry- Belmont, MO, November 7, 1861. (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)
Sawyers, John, 21st NC Infantry (NC CSR, NC 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)
Smith, Nelson, MS - Atlanta, GA, July 1864. (MS Pension)
Smith, Robert Harris (MS Pension)
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)
Stowers, Elias, MS - 1864. (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)
Tucker, Henderson, MS - Decatur, AL, October 1864. (MS Pension)
Tucker, Romulous, MS- Resaca, GA, May 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, Henry, 1st MS Cavalry - Purdy, TN, 1862. (MS Pension)
Walker, Ned, AL - LaGrange, GA, 1864. (MS Pension)
Walls, Henry, 15th TN Infantry - Shiloh, TN, April 1862. (MS Pension)
Wash, Gilbert, MS - Fredericksburg, VA. (MS Pension)
Washington, Rolly, MS - Corinth, MS. (MS Pension)
Washington, William, MS - Port Gibson, MS, May 1863. (MS Pension)
Watkins, Nep, MS - Clarksdale, MS. (MS Pension)
Watkins, Peter, Ballentine's MS Cavalry - Selma, AL, April 2, 1865. (MS Pension)
Watkins, Wade, TN Cavalry (TN Pension)
Watson, Coleman, MS (MS Pension)
Wesley, Ned, MS - Wilderness, VA, May 1864. (MS Pension)
Wharton, M.F., SC - Marshall's Battery, Sullivan's Island, SC, 1861. (News Archive)
Wiley, Lewis M., 3rd NC Infantry - Frazier's Farm, Va., July 1, 1862, Gettysburg Campaign, July 1863. (NC CSR)
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 (Names Unknown)

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

Harpers Ferry, September 1862
1 killed

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

Vaught's Hill, TN, March 20, 1863
1 killed

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
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Dec 31, 2010
Kingsport, Tennessee
Mississippi Pension application for John Davis, Servant to Private Calvin (T.C. Keith) Company D 1st Mississippi Cavalry "served from beginning to end, all through the war" (Colonel Richard Alexander Pinson's 1st Miss Cavalry). "Shot In the leg, April 1865" It appears John says he was wounded in Mississippi (most likely in Alabama if his date is correct).

The 1st Miss. Cavalry was here:

APRIL 2ND, 1865

Selma, Ala., April 2, 1865. Cavalry Corps, Military
Division of the Mississippi. During Wilson's raid his command
encamped on the night of the 1st at Plantersville and at
daylight marched for Selma on the Summerfield road, Long's
division in advance. By 3 p.m. the Confederate pickets had
been driven in and the Federals closed in on the defenses. A
reconnaissance showed the Confederate position well-entrenched
and Upton's division was sent through an almost impassable
swamp to attack the enemy in an exposed position. Before
Upton could attack, however, Chalmers attacked Long's pickets.
The latter, without waiting for the signal to advance, turned
and with two dismounted regiments (1,160 men) charged the
Confederates over an open field of 500 yards, tore up and
destroyed the stockade in front of the works, rushed over the
parapet and drove Armstrong's brigade, 1,500 strong, back into
the inner line of works. The 4th U. S. cavalry under Lieut.
O'Connell then made a gallant charge on the inner works but
could not penetrate them until the 17th Ind., 4th Ohio and a
battery had come to its assistance. By that time it was dark
and a large part of the Confederate garrison managed to
escape, although 2 700 were taken prisoners. The armament
captured consisted of 26 field guns, a 30-pounder Parrott, 70
heavy guns and a large number of military stores in the
arsenal. The Federal casualties amounted to 46 killed and 200
wounded. The Confederate losses were not reported.

Source: The Union Army, vol. 6
Their itinerary through October 1864:

Company D

Stationed at Mechanicsburg, May-June 1863.

Stationed at Ebenezer, Mississippi, July-August 1863.

Stationed near Brownsville, Tennessee, August 31-December 31,

Station not stated, May-June 1864.

Stationed in the field, July-August 1864.

Stationed near Courtland, Alabama, September-October 1864

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