Brass Napoleon Award Black Southerners and the Confederate Cause--What the newspapers said: 1861-1865

19thGeorgia

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Jordan Noble gets mentioned quite often when the New Orleans troops appear in the newspapers.

https://www.nps.gov/people/jordan-noble.htm

Noble maintained his military connections after the War of 1812 was over, participating in the 1836 Seminole War in Florida, in the Mexican War, and with Confederate and Union forces during the Civil War. After his fighting days had passed, Noble held tightly onto his position within the New Orleans free black community and onto his military legacy as the drummer boy of the Battle of New Orleans.​
“Old Jordan” became a fixture in New Orleans, especially in nostalgic commemorations of the “Glorious Eighth.” In an 1880 certificate from the Grand Army of the Republic, Joseph A. Mower proclaimed Noble to be a “worthy, upright and honest man who has done good service."​

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The Savannah Republican. (Savannah, Ga.) 1858-1865, November 21, 1862
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I've seen these photos before and both are described as being Jordan Noble, but they sure don't look the same.

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Here's a drawing

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I've seen these photos before and both are described as being Jordan Noble, but they sure don't look the same.

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Here's a drawing

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I just figured he was younger in that upper picture. I think the lower one is from the 1880s, but I'm not sure.

Sometimes (with good reason) we complain of "PC history" while others say there is no such thing.
Well, here's an example of it. This historical marker omits Noble's service in the Confederate Louisiana Militia.
Selective editing of history is very real, and an ongoing problem.
 

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More early war financial donations by the black population, here in Chapel Hill NC.

Fayetteville observer. April 29, 1861
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"The free negro population asked the privilege of contributing, and gave from $10 to $15 each."

Today's equivalent- $200-300.

"[The company] comprised about 20 of the students..."

Chapel Hill, huh? Where the Silent Sam monument used to be?
 
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I've posted these before, but there are other accounts of black Confederate prisoners taken at Gettysburg. It's entirely possible that Titus was one of them.

0711 - The New York herald. (New York [N.Y.]) 1840-1920, July 11, 1863
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0717 - The Union and journal. [volume] (Biddeford, Me.) 1858-1882, July 17, 1863
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0724 - The Nashville daily union. (Nashville, Tenn.) 1862-1866, July 24, 1863
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1013 - Staunton spectator. (Staunton, Va.) 1849-1896, October 13, 1863
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A letter to the editor defends and sings the praises of the free black men and women of Savannah.

Daily morning news. (Savannah, Ga.) 1850-1864, June 06, 1861
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I've been studying the free women of Savannah for a bit now. I love to see articles such as this that give credit to the charitable work they did for the soldiers.
 



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