Research Counting the Confederate Service Records of Black and Mulatto Men

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Silas Green

Slave / Body Servant to Captain Henry J. Franklin

Company D 28th Virginia

The Virginia Pension Board questioned and discussed if Silas actually served as a servant or Confederate soldier. It was then recommended that he apply again as a soldier

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I don't see this man listed on the spreadsheet, so I'm assuming the card wasn't pulled yet?



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The Virginia Regimental Histories Series says :

(A Free Negro,"For some time during war he carried his
musket and saw active service")


Series I, Volume II - (Reports), Chapter IX - Operations in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia - Page 186
Chapter Title:
Operations in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia
Date:
April 16, 1861 - July 31, 1861 :

"Colonel Stuart reports his capture of an entire company (the Fifteenth
Pennsylvania Volunteers), with the exception of the captain. Three, resisting, were killed. He further reports that " one of the enemy was
killed by a negro of Captain Carter's and one of Captain Patrick's company."..............

Colonel Thomas J. Jackson, 1st Virginia Volunteers.

William Patrick was Captain of Company E, Richard Carter Captain of Company H. Private Humbles belonged to Company C.

Philip Henry Powers of Company A wrote his wife, "One fellow was creeping away under the cover of a fence, when he was shot dead by the only negro in our party".



 
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