Research Counting the Confederate Service Records of Black and Mulatto Men

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Virginia Pension for Confederate Seaman Richard Cook

Assistance from @Anderson1 much appreciated!

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From the North Carolina Civil War Sailors Project


Richard Cook African American; described as six feet, two inches tall; a servant of acting master Peter W. Smith; enlisted as officers' steward, Confederate States Navy; served aboard the screw steamer CSS Torpedo, James River, Virginia, 1862 - 1864, with his master; claimed to have been on the steamer that took Confederate vice-president Alexander H. Stephens and other government officials down Hampton Roads, to meet President Lincoln for a truce meeting, in 1865; surrendered at Appomattox; Cook registered as a Confederate veteran at Ware District, Virginia, in October, 1902. [ORN 2, 1, 307; Richmond Dispatch dated October 4, 1902, page 1.]
 
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Confederate Seaman Samuel Davis Once again with assistance from @Andersonh1 and the
North Carolina Civil War Sailors Project:

"Samuel Davis served in the Confederate States Navy and indicated to have been the only colored Confederate soldier or seaman admitted to registration in the district of Norfolk, Virginia, in October 1902". [Richmond Dispatch (Richmond, Virginia) dated October 3, 1902, page 9.]


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William Rose
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Field & Staff, Company C, 1st (McCreary's) South Carolina Infantry
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Looks like the same man seen here: https://civilwartalk.com/threads/bl...ost-war-newspapers.165002/page-6#post-2232755


 
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