Sure as heck don't want to stir the pot but I saw this just this morning. I found it interesting as, in my limited knowledge, I had never hear of a female servant in camp. I hope I'm posting it right. Please let me know. http://www.aikenstandard.com/news/f...cle_56060e74-fa11-11e6-8923-0ba00a5347b5.html An African-American Confederate veteran with ties to Aiken County was recently recognized by the S.C. Senate after her family discovered what they describe as a remarkable story. The Senate presented a resolution on Feb. 21 to the family of Lavinia Corley Thompson, of Salley, to honor Thompson, who served in the Confederacy during the Civil War. Thompson is the only known female African-American Confederate veteran in the state of South Carolina at this time, said Tonya Guy, with the Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society.