Research Counting the Confederate Service Records of Black and Mulatto Men

19thGeorgia

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William Gordon
Conscript
"negro"
First Louisiana Hospital, Charleston, SC
CSR

Died 1864.

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Jackson <Blank>
Teamster
"Negro"
Location not specified
CSR

Comments: Appears as "Jackson (negro boy) Teamster" on a Confederate Reference Card indicating he worked as a teamster October through December, 1862 <location not specified.>[Filed with Confederate Miscellaneous.]
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James <Blank> (Vanhook)
Teamster
Slave
Quartermaster Department, Abington, Va.
CSR

Comments: Appears on a Receipt Roll for extra pay received of Major W. E. Clarke, Quartermaster, C. S. Army, at Abington, Va. indicating he worked as a teamster in January 1864. Signers name: W. H. Vanhook, owner. [Filed with Confederate Miscellaneous.]
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Jim <Blank> (George)
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Slave
Ocmulgee Hospital, Macon, Ga.
CSR

Comments: Appears on a Register of patients in Ocmulgee Hospital, Macon, Ga. as "Jim <blank> Property of Moses George." Admitted December 1, 1864 with "V.S." (indicating he suffered a gunshot wound). Residence listed as Stafford County, Virginia. [Filed with Confederate Miscellaneous.]
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William H. Sykes
Private
"mulatto" (census)
Claghorn's Company, 1st (Olmstead's) Georgia Infantry
aka Wheaton's Company ("Chatham Artillery"), Georgia Artillery
CSR, Census, Misc. Records

Claghorn's/Wheaton's Company was organized of men from Chatham County, Ga.

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1860 Census
Chatham County, Ga.


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Savannah City Directory, 1870

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Savannah City Directory, 1879

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John Lynch
Musician
Black
22nd Alabama Infantry
CSR, census

Comments: Enlisted May 15, 1861 at New Orleans, LA. for the war. Surrendered and paroled April 29, 1865 while a patient at Way Hospital No. 2, Greensboro, North Carolina. Appears on a Muster Roll of Officers and Men paroled in accordance with terms of a Military Convention entered into on the 26th day of April 1865, between General Joseph E. Johnston, Commanding Confederate Army, and Major General W. T. Sherman, Commanding United States Army in North Carolina. Roll dated April 28, 1865. Appears on a roll of Medical Officers, Stewards, attendants, and patients at Way Hospital No. 2 at Greensboro, N. Carolina, April 29, 1865, and paroled in accordance with the terms of a Military Convention entered into on the 26th day of April, 1865, between General Joseph E. Johnston, Commanding Confederate Army, and Major General W. T. Sherman, Commanding United States Army in North Carolina. Remarks: "Patient." Enumerated on the 1870 US census for Ward 6, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana as John Lynch, age 40, male, mulatto.
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John Lynch Musician 22nd AL Enlisted at New Orleans LA CMR.JPG
John Lynch Musician 22nd AL Enlisted at New Orleans LA parole.JPG
John Lynch Musician 22nd AL Enlisted at New Orleans LA census.JPG
 

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Ned Geotehuis
Wheelwright
"Negro"
Manufacturing Dept., Clothing Bureau, Quartermaster Dept., Columbus, GA.
CSR

Comments: Appears on a Confederate Reference Card indicating he worked as a wheelwright at the Clothing Bureau, QM Dept., Columbus, GA in January 1864.
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Location
Kingsport, Tennessee
Mississippi Pension Application For :

Joe Grimes, (Status, Rank, and Regiment Unknown) Born in Columbus, Georgia.

Resident of Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi.


Joe makes no mention of entering the Army as anyone's servant. Mississippi paid only Servant's Pensions to Black Men.
(This was also true in the case of Holt Collier, who was a combatant). He mentions serving under Brigadier-General George W. Gordon. Joe was only 14 when he enlisted as a "snare-drum beater", serving through the entire war.

Joseph Grimes

United States Census, 1870
Name Joseph Grimes
Event Type Census
Event Year 1870
Event Place Mississippi, United States
Gender Male
Age 22
Race Black
Race (Original) B
Birth Year (Estimated) 1847-1848
Birthplace Mississippi
Page Number 12

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George Washington Gordon (1836 - 1911)

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Adam W Dempsey
Private
Mulatto
Company D, 3rd (Palmetto) Battalion South Carolina Light Artillery
CSR, census

Comments: Enlisted March 1, 1861 at Charleston, SC for the war. Recorded on Company Muster Roll dated Mar/Apr 1861 as "Present." Recorded on Company Muster Roll dated July/Aug 1864 as "Present." Recorded on Company Muster Roll dated Sept/Oct 1864 as "absent sick in Hospital since 24 Oct 1864." Recorded on Company Muster Roll dated Nov/Dec 1864 as "Died at Hospital Adam's Run 11th Nov 1864 of Typhoid Fever." Enumerated on 1850 US Census for St James Goose Creek, Charleston, SC as Adam W. Dempsey, age 5, male, mulatto. <Estimated year of birth 1845.> [Race from census.]
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Adam W Dempsey Co D 3d Battn SC Lt Arty Sep Oct 1864.JPG
Adam W Dempsey Co D 3d Battn SC Lt Arty July Aug 1864.JPG
Adam W Dempsey Co D 3d Battn SC Lt Arty Nov Dec 64 died.JPG
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Charles Shanklin
Laborer
"Colored"
Danville, VA
CSR

Comments: Charles Shanklin, an enslaved man owned by Mrs. V.C. Knox, appears on carded records indicating he worked as a laborer at Danville, VA in June and August, 1862.

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@MattL I believe I have located the records for your relative, Isham Paul Langley, who was conscripted into the CS Army? I believe you mentioned that he later served in a Union regiment? Do you know which one? He did live in Beech Creek, Clarke County, Arkansas didn't he? I believe I read in an old post in another thread that you could not find him on a muster roll or any records? Perhaps this is an alternate spelling? Ive attached the entire file for you - there should be 5 cards total.

@jgoodguy if you don't want to accept records from the Freedmen's Bureau as evidence of race, just let me know and Ill delete him from the spreadsheet. I just wanted to post the records up because I know MattL has been looking for them.
Edit to add: Interesting story for this man, but, according to a descendant, he was not black or mixed race, so he will not be added to the spreadsheet.
Isham P. Langley
Private
White
Company E, 33rd Arkansas Infantry
Evidence:
CSR and United States Freedemen's Bureau, Records of the Assistant Commissioner for the State of Arkansas, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1869, Monthly reports of rations issued to refugees and freedmen by Surgeon in Chief, 1867-1868, page 307.

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Isham P Langley Pvt Co E 33rd AR musterin.JPG
Isham P Langley Pvt Co E 33rd AR sick Aug63.JPG

In the Freedmen's Bureau record below, even though "7" is listed as his age, he was not 7. That is the number of people in his family. Family Search uses census format for the Freedmen's Bureau records so, in this instance, the number of people in his family shows up in that space. This particular record is filed with others from 1866. I believe the rations were issued on May 1, 1866 I can make out the month, but the date is difficult to read.
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Alexander Nunez
Private
Mulatto
Company A, 50th Georgia Infantry
CSR, census

Comments: Enlisted March 4, 1862 at Blackshear, GA for 3 years or the war. Recorded on Company Muster Roll dated August 31 - Decemeber 31, 1862 as "present." Appears on a Receipt Roll for clothing issued 1st Quarter 1863. Captured near Knoxville, TN December 3, 1863 and imprisoned at Rock Island IL. Recorded on Company Muster Roll dated Nov/Dec 1864 as "absent, Prisoner of War." Released May 16, 1865 under order of May 9, 1865. Enumerated on the 1850 US census for Burke County, GA as Alexander Nunis, age 17, male, mulatto. [Race from census.]
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James A. Nunis
Private
Mulatto
Company E, Cobb's Georgia Legion
CSR, census

Comments: Enlisted August 1 or 12, 1861. Recorded on Company Muster-in Roll. Recorded on Company Muster Roll dated Nov/Dec 1861 as "present. Wagoner." Appears on a Register of sick and wounded Confederates in the hospitals in and around Gettysburg, Pa. after the battle of July 1, 2, and 3, 1863. Complaint: arm amputated. Enumerated on the 1900 US census for Dooly County, GA as James Nuness, age 66, male, black. Recorded on 1910 US census for Dooly County, GA as James Nuness, age 77, male, mulatto. [Race from census.]
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Joseph Lockley
No rank or detail listed
"Negro"
CSA Military Hospital No. 4, Wilmington, North Carolina
CSR Misc

Comments: Appears as a patient on a register of CSA Military Hospital No. 4, Willmington, NC dated May 29, 1862. Disease: Icterus. Post office: Robinson Co.
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Arthur Lewis
Laborer
"Negro"
Manufacturing Dept., Clothing Bureau, QM Dept., Columbus, GA
CSR

Comments: Appears on a series of Confederate Reference Cards indicating he worked in the Manufacturing Dept., Clothing Bureau, QM Dept., at Columbus, GA from January to June 1864.[Filed with Confederate Miscellaneous]
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Charles Williams
Teamster
"Free negro"
Georgetown, South Carolina
CSR

Comments: Appears on Confederate Reference Cards indicating he worked as a teamster at Georgetown, SC in October and November 1863. [Filed with Confederate Miscellaneous]
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James Bright
Musician
Free "Colored"
Company F, 1st (McCreary's) South Carolina Infantry
CSR

Comments: Enlisted October 1, 1861 at Charleston, SC for the war. Recorded on Field & Staff Muster Roll dated Nov/Dec 1861 as "Colored man (free) Discharged 26 day of Dec 1861 on account of blindness." Recorded on Company Muster Roll dated Nov/Dec 1861 as "colored man Discharged on account of blindness in one eye by Lt. Col. Hamilton 26 Dec 1861."
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Alfred Logan
Laborer
Slave
Engineering Corps
CSR

Comments: Appears on a Register of General Hospital Petersburg, Va. admitted December 15, 1864 for chronic bronchitis. Returned to duty December 19, 1864. [Filed with Confederate Miscellaneous]
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