May 1862, Series I, Volume XIV Colonel Benjamin C. Christ (50th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers) "There were six companies of mounted riflemen, besides infantry, among which were a considerable number of colored men."
Here is another mention of the black man who killed some of the USCT at Fort Pillow.A black servant of a Confederate officer, "fighting by his master's side" and killing black Union troops at Fort Pillow? Apparently so, and the writer of this 1867 article is amused that his man is elevated above the other former Confederates under the "Brownlow Constitution" when he was just like them during the war. He was "the bitterest rebel of all."
The Elk advocate. (Ridgway, Elk Co., Pa.) February 28, 1867
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I do have a good number of post-war newspaper articles all throughout this thread. They often shed some light on wartime events and individuals, or tell us how these men were viewed in the decades after the war.As Host.
Please be sensitive that in this forum things past 1869 or so needs to be in the reconstruction forum
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