Research Counting the Confederate Service Records of Black and Mulatto Men

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Columbus <Blank>
"Col'd man"
Private
Company F, 17th Mississippi Infantry
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Appears on a register of Chimborazo Hospital No. 1, Richmond, Virginia. Disease: convalescent. Admitted: April 9, 1862. Returned to duty: April 23, 1862.
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Simon Mitchell
Black
Private/Sergeant/Private
1st Georgia (Olmstead's), 63rd Georgia Infantry; 103rd USCT & 128th USCT
CSR (Confederate/US)

Born at Allendale, SC. Enlisted August 31, 1861 at Thunderbolt Battery (Savannah, GA) as a Private in 1st Georgia (Olmstead's). Enlisted February 6, 1862 at Thunderbolt Battery (Savannah, GA) as a Private in Company B, 63rd Georgia. Promoted to Sergeant prior to July 1863. Wounded at Battery Wagner, Morris Island, SC on July 16, 1863. Slightly wounded October 4, 1863 at Charleston, SC. Sent to Whitemarsh Island to guard a detachment working on fortifications. Deserted at 2 o'clock AM February 12, 1864 by taking a small boat and rowing down the Thunderbolt River; slept in the boat that night; became "bewildered in the creeks" and reached Tybee Island at 4 o'clock PM on February 16, 1864. Served in the 103rd and 128th USCT until discharged at Naval Hospital Hilton Head, SC September 23, 1865.
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Primus <Blank>

Cook
Unspecified
Co A 27th SC
(Gaillard's Regiment)
Enlisted March 24, 1862.
I'm pretty sure this is the same guy. He's the only "Primus" that shows up in the 1870 US census for Charleston, SC area. Following his service as a cook in the 27th South Carolina, he enlisted March 4, 1865 into the 103rd USCT at Charleston, SC, listing his occupation as "Servant." Hewas mustered out April 15, 1866 at Fort Pulaski, GA.
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Washington Bass
Free Black
Laborer for Confederate Army; Private Co B, 103rd USCT
Location Greensboro, NC
CSR

Washington Bass appears on a Confederate Reference card indicating he was "Free" and worked as a Laborer for the Confederate Army at Greensboro, NC. in January 1865. Carded records of the USCT indicate that Washington Bass, age 39, enlisted March 1, 1865 as a Private into Co B, 103rd USCT at Hilton Head, SC. He died May 31, 1865 at US Post Hospital Savannah GA.
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Anthony Cuthbert
Free Man
("Mulatto" on US census; "Black" on USCT cards)
"Loader" for Confederate Army; Private/Sergeant Co A, 103rd USCT
Savannah, GA
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Anthony Cuthbert appears on a Confederate Reference Card indicating he worked as a "loader" (laborer) for the Confederate Army during the 2nd Quarter of 1864 at Savannah, GA. On January 16, 1865, he enlisted into Company A, 103rd USCT as a Private at Hilton Head, SC. He was mustered-in as a Sergeant on March 12, 1865 and honorably discharged April 5, 1866 at Nashville, TN.
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Also from 25th TN Infantry:
W C Scott
Unspecified
"Free Negro"
Company A, 25th Tennessee Infantry
CSR

Comments: Enlisted September 9, 1861 at Livingston. Recorded on Company Muster Roll dated July 25 to Oct 31, 1861 as "not stated, Free negro." Another man recorded as "Free negro" in the 25th TN with last name Scott is Micajah Scott, also of unspecified rank.
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William Crockett Scott,
Co A 25th Tennessee Infantry (previously listed on page 31, post #601 as "W C Scott") applied for a pension in 1929 in Muscogee County, OK at the age of 92 years. Although he incorrectly recalled his regiment as the 22nd Tennessee Infantry, he reported the officers by name correctly for Co A 25th TN. According to his Find-A-Grave entry, William Crockett Scott was born 14 June 1836 in White County, TN and died 23 May 1931 at age 94 in Muskogee County, OK. Link to his memorial at Find-A-Grave https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/11546109/william-crockett-scott
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Charles <Blank>
Chief Cook
"Servant"
Company I, 54th Georgia Infantry
CSR GA and Miscellaneous Confederate File

Charles, last name not provided, enlisted November 1, 1863 at "Rosedew" as Chief Cook of Company I, 54th Georgia Infantry for 3 years or the war. He appears on a Receipt Roll for clothing issued 2nd Quarter 1864, location not provided.
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Monroe Parker
Private/Sergeant/Private
Black or mulatto
(race from Freedmen's Bureau, Alabama, Mobile, subassistant commissioner office; specific race not provided)
Company E, 1st Battalion Confederate Infantry (Forney's Regiment)
CSR

Monroe Parker enlisted January 28, 1862 for the war as Private in Company E, 1st Battalion Confederate Infantry at Fort Morgan, AL. Appears on a receipt roll for commutation of rations for February 6 - March 16, 1862 issued at Mobile, AL. Appears on Freedmens Bureau records of the Mobile Sub-Assistant Commissioners office for employment arrangements in February 1867.
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Sam <Blank>
Cook
"Negro"
Company G, 1st Louisiana Heavy Artillery (Regulars)

CSR
Sam, an enslaved man, last name not given, was enlisted January 2, 1864 at Mobile, AL by consent of his owner, Private Wm Baucum of Co G Louisiana Artillery. Carded records show Sam was present through Mar/April 1865, last Company Muster Roll on file for this regiment.

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Ceaser <blank>
Cook
Company C, 26th Texas Cavalry
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Ceaser, presumed to be a black or mulatto man since no last name was recorded. He was enlisted January 24, 1863 as a cook in Company C, 26th Texas Cavalry also known as Debray's Regiment. Carded records show Ceaser was present Jan/Feb 1863.
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Cayjoe <blank>
Cook
Company C, 26th Texas Cavalry
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Cayjoe, presumed to be a black or mulatto man since no last name was recorded. He was enlisted January 22, 1863 as a cook in Company C, 26th Texas Cavalry also known as Debray's Regiment. Carded records show Cayjoe was present Jan-April 1863.
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Allen Seymore
Private
mulatto
Company G, Cherokee Legion, Georgia
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Allen Seymore joined for duty and enrolled July 18, 1863. He was mustered into service for local defense for six months on July 22, 1863. Note on Muster Roll: "Claims to be mixed blood with negro."
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I wasn't planning to post this man's record just yet, but with all the discussion going on in other threads about whether any black men who served in any capacity were ever referred to by their white contemporaries as "Black Confederate" or similar, I decided to go ahead and post him up. He is noted as "Negro Confed" on a carded record from CSA General Hospital, Farmville, Virginia dated February 14, 1865. I presume that Negro Confed is the abbreviation for Negro Confederate.
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Ben Daniel
"Negro"
Negro Confed.
Unit designation not provided
CSR

Ben Daniel, Negro Confed. [Negro Confederate], appears on a register of CSA General Hospital, Farmville, Virginia. Admitted February 14, 1865. Complaint "Gelatio" aka frostbite.
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Gelatio is frostbite.
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PRIVATE JOHN J. BAZELL (BAZIL)

FREE MULATTO

COMPANY E 26TH TENNESSEE INFANTRY



Name:
John Bazell
Event Type:
Census
Event Date:
1860
Event Place:
5th District, Cumberland, Tennessee, United States
Gender:
Male
Age:
31
Race:
Mulatto
Race (Original):
Mulatto
Birth Year (Estimated):
1829
Birthplace:
Tennessee
Page:
45

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John's record indicates he enlisted for 12 months into Company E, Confederate 26th TN Infantry at Camp Cummings, Knoxville, Tennessee on August 5, 1861. John was born in Roane County in East Tennessee. At Fort Donelson, the regiment had 96 killed and wounded out of 400 engaged. Most of the regiment was surrendered, and the enlisted men sent to Camp Morton, Indiana. His name is on a roll of rebel prisoners captured at Fort Donelson dated August 27, 1862. A good many escaped and were consolidated with men from the regiment in hospitals at Bowling Green, Kentucky, and Nashville, Tennessee. John was apparently one of these, as there is no record of a prisoner exchange. He was discharged for "overage", Oct.12, 1862 at the expiration of his original enlistment.

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He was captured by Kentucky Union Homeguard at Tompkinsville, Kentucky August 3, 1863, expressing a desire to take the Oath Of Allegiance and join the 37th Kentucky that had just begun recruiting and organizing. He told the Yankees he had been "pressed" into Confederate service. He was released on August 11, 1863, and joined Company K, Union 13th Tennessee Cavalry. By March 1864 he had attained the rank of 2nd Sergeant. He mustered out at Knoxville, Tennessee, September 5, 1865. He filed for a Federal Pension on July 23, 1881. He died on March 21, 1913, in Kentucky.

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Jordan <Blank>
Rank not given
"Colored Boy"
Bridges Battery Louisiana Light Artillery
CSR

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Reference envelope is the only record in this file. Bridge's Battery Louisiana Light Artillery was organized February 13, 1864 at Charleston, South Carolina from Louisianans who had been part of the 18th South Carolina [Heavy] Artillery Battalion (aka Manigault's Battalion, Siege Train Artillery.) The unit referenced on this card, Bridge's Battery, became Company D. The unit served in Savannah, Georgia and then evacuated to Raleigh, North Carolina. The men surrendered at Goldsboro, North Carolina on April 26, 1865. Source
 
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