Research Counting the Confederate Service Records of Black and Mulatto Men

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Ned Green
Musician
"black" (census)
Company K, 1st (Olmstead's Georgia Infantry
CSR, Census

Enlisted at Savannah (Chatham County), Ga., August 28, 1861.

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1880 Census
Chatham County, Ga.


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@AndyHall here's another vessel I need your help with please. This man, Henry James, is listed as working aboard the Carolina. I found the Caroline listed as a "sloop" and the Carolinda listed as a "canal boat." Any idea which one would have been around Richmond in Jan/Feb 1865? Or was there another boat actually named the Carolina? Thanks in advance for your assistance.

Henry James
Boatman
"Free Negro"
On the Carolina, Richmond, VA
CSR

Comments: Name appears on Confederate Reference Cards indicating he worked as a Boatman on the Carolina in Richmond, VA in January and February 1865.
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Cyrus Dunnigan
Rank/detail unspecified
"Free Colored"
CSA unknown
CSR

Comments: Appears on a Confederate Reference Card indicating he worked in an unspecified capacity in May 1864. [Filed with Confederate Miscellaneous.]
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I'm guessing most details would have been worse than this one.......

[Two other men employed at Dr. Prioleau's lab have been posted in this thread previously: Eli <Blank> https://civilwartalk.com/threads/black-confederate-count.142783/page-17#post-1770992 and Henry <Blank> https://civilwartalk.com/threads/black-confederate-count.142783/page-17#post-1770993 ]

Neptune Curtis
Conscript
"Free Negro"
Distillery, Medical Purveyor, District No. 4, Macon, GA
CSR

Comments: Name appears on a register of Medical Purveyor's Office dated April 20, 1864 with remarks: "A free man of color Enrolled under Order No. 9 is ordered to report to Dr. [William Huston] Prioleau, Medical Purveyor, for duty." Appears on a report of persons employed and hired during the month of April 1864 with remarks: "Laborer at distillery." Appears on Reports for subsequent months as "Free negro, at distillery" until November 1864, when he appears with remark: "Free negro, deserted Nov 25." Dr. William Huston Prioleau was appointed Medical Purveyor Aug 4, 1862 and built a Laboratory at Macon for the purposes of extracting medical ingredients from indigenous plants.
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January 25, 1862.War of the Rebellion: Serial 016 Page 0749 Chapter XXIV. CAMPAIGN IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA.

Report of Confederate Colonel Thomas Munford on an engagement with the Virginia Unionist Partisan unit “The Loudoun Rangers.” Note a “slave named Edward” joins his master, private William O. English, Company K 2nd Virginia Cavalry in a charge :

On the 31st the brigade accompanied General Stuart on a scout to Chantilly, picking up 200 or 300 prisoners. A portion of the Twelfth, under Lieutenant-Colonel [R. H.] Burks, captured one company of the Tenth New York Cavalry without firing a gun.
On the evening of September 1, while our troops were engaged on the Ox road, near Germantown, my regiment was ordered to Leesburg to capture Means and his party.
About 11 a. m. the next day I arrived at Leesburg. Learning that Means was in the town, I cut across from the Dranesville pike and entered the town by the Edwards Ferry road. I succeeded in surprising Means’ party, Means himself escaping. He was supported by Major Cole, of Maryland, with about 200 men, on the Point of Rocks road. Without halting in the town I pressed heavily upon him, and soon succeeded in routing his command after a heavy skirmish, and pursued them as far as Waterford, 7 miles. My command amounted to 163 men, about 40 of which number, including Captain Dickinson and Lieutenants [W. R.] Beale and [A. D.] Warwick, did not join in the charge from some cause not yet explained. Had they followed their comrades in this bold charge I do not think a dozen of the whole Yankee command would have escaped being either killed or captured. As it was, we killed 11, wounded 9 too badly to be sent away, besides some 10 or 11 who escaped badly wounded, and sent off 47 prisoners, including 2 captains and 3 lieutenants.
In this charge Lieutenant J. O. Davis, of Company E, was killed while gallantly leading the advance of his company. Lieutenant John O. Lasley, of Company K, had his arm fractured by a rifle-ball, Sergt. Charles Spears, Company C, was killed. Private N. McGhee, Captain Dearing, of Company F, and John Merryman, of Company I, were badly wounded. It is proper to report that Edward, a servant of Private English, Company K, went into the charge, following his master, gun in hand, and shot the notorious Everhart, who was left in Leesburg, badly wounded.
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I am, Major, very respectfully, your most obedient servant,

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THOMAS T. MUNFORD,
Colonel Second Virginia Cavalry.
 

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Isaac (Marmins)
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(slave)
Garrison workforce at Fort Sumter
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Wounded at Fort Sumter, August 21, 1863.

Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Series 1, Volume 28, part 1, p.614:View attachment 195692
Perhaps these are the carded records for Daniel and Isaac? I know the dates are off by a couple of days so either there were others wounded whose names were not recorded OR the report was filed a couple of days later?
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James <Blank>
Cook
"Colored"
Company H, 27th South Carolina Infantry
CSR

Comments: Appears on a Receipt Roll for clothing issued March 27, 1864 as "James <Blank>, Col'd cook." [Filed with Confederate, Miscellaneous]
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NOTE: Since we have had a number of men from the 27th SC. and since this card was found in Confederate Miscellaneous, not in the regimental files, I checked the spreadsheet to be certain this was not a duplicate. No previous entry for a man whose given name was "James" in the 27th SC. Here are the previously posted entries from the 27th SC: Cooks Henry Floyd (Co. G), John Mulligan (Co. E), Alick <Blank> (Co. F), Ben <Blank> (Co. I); Private Wesley Bryson (Co. G); and Musician Ansel <Blank>(Co. I).
 

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Charles A. Whaley
Private
Mulatto
Company A, 35th Battalion Virginia Cavalry
CSR, census

Comments: Enlisted March 1, 1863 at New Market, Va. Recorded on Company Muster Roll dated May 1 to August 31, 1864 as, "Absent. Absent with leave on horse detail." Enumerated on the 1870 US census for Fairfax County, VA as Charles Whaley, age 21, male, mulatto in the household of Alford Whaley, age 48, male, mulatto. [Race from census.]
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Capers Chavers
Private
"half breed"/"mulatto" (census)
Captain Barney's Company, Georgia Infantry (Richmond Factory Guards, Richmond Co., Ga.)
CSR, Census


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"A half breed."

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1850 Census
Edgefield District, SC (adjacent to Richmond County, Ga)


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1860 Census
Richmond County, Ga.

(Several times I have seen someone named Chavers use Chavis in other records. Maybe someone here can tell us why.)

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19thGeorgia

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McGhee Grapp
Private
"free man of color"
Company H, 6th Louisiana Cavalry
CSR

Surrendered and paroled at Natchitoches, La, June 15, 1865.

"The eight remaining free men of color from the Campti area served in Company H, Sixth Louisiana Cavalry, with Gabriel Grappe. One man was Gabriel's brother McGhee (or Margil), born in 1835 and by occupation a carpenter."
"Free Men of Color in Grey" by Arthur W. Bergeron, Civil War History, Volume XXXII, No. 3 (Sept. 1986), p.252

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