Holt Collier - Famous African Confederate

Tom Hughes

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Just finished reading a fascinating book about Holt Collier. If his name doesn't sound familiar then you are probably not from Mississippi. But he was the ex-Confederate cavalry soldier (yes, he was a black man and ex-slave from Texas) who led Theodore Roosevelt on a bear hunt in the Mississippi Delta at the turn of the century. It's interesting because he was a black man who fought for the Confederacy. He also used to go to all the Confederate reunions. He became quite a famous famous hunter for his time. His story is well worth the read.
 
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Just finished reading a fascinating book about Holt Collier. If his name doesn't sound familiar then you are probably not from Mississippi. But he was the ex-Confederate cavalry soldier (yes, he was a black man and ex-slave from Texas) who led Theodore Roosevelt on a bear hunt in the Mississippi Delta at the turn of the century. It's interesting because he was a black man who fought for the Confederacy. He also used to go to all the Confederate reunions. He became quite a famous famous hunter for his time. His story is well worth the read.
https://civilwartalk.com/threads/the-dodsons-of-texas.131940/#post-1486844
I was in Gen.Ross’ Brigade, Colonel Dudley Jones Regiment and Captain. Perry Evans Company I 9th Texas Cavalry Regiment. My Old Colonel. gave me a horse.... one of three fine race horses he had brought from Plum Ridge. He was a beauty, iron-gray and named Medock. After leaving Bowling Green it was a long time until I saw my Old Colonel again..........Holt Collier
 

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