Searching For Black Confedetates

Johnny_Reb_1865

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In another thread I posted a photo of Caleb Glover who was awarded the Southern Cross Of Honor.

Recently I found a list of men who were awarded the Southern Cross Of Honor by the Virginia Clay Clopton Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy.

I'd like some assistance with researching these men to determine if any of these men were black veterans as it seems that black veterans being awarded the Southern Cross Of Honor isn't an isolated thing.

Below is that list:

Name, Rank & Unit.

1. J. E. Popejoy, New Market, Ala. Pvt., Co. K, 4th Ala. Cav.
2. W. Y. C. White, Huntsville Pvt., Co. G, 4th Ala. Cav.
3. James Claridge, Huntsville Pvt., 18th Miss. Cav.
4. B. T. ReaRan, Gurley, Ala. Pvt., Co. C, 25th Bn. Ala. Cav.
5. A. V. Underwood, Huntsville Pvt., Co. A, 10th Ala.
6. J. C. W. Steger, Gurley, Ala. Asst. Surgeon, 4th Ala. Cav.
7. Peter Simmons, Huntsville Lt., Co. I, Carter's Scouts
8. J. W. P. Kelly, Huntsville Pvt., Co. K, 4th Ala. Cav.
9. William J. Mastin, Huntsville Pvt., Co. E, 4th Ala. Cav.
10. J. L. Crowson, Brownsboro, Ala. Pvt., Co. A, 30th Ala. Inf.
11. Benja. G. Eddins, Fisk, Ala. Pvt./Cpl., Co. K, 49th Ala.
12. Lew W. Esslinger, Huntsville Pvt./Lt., Co. E, 37th Tenn.
13. Joseph H. Sloss, Huntsville Cpt./Maj., Co. F, 4th Ala. Cav.
14. A. J. Bentley, Huntsville Pvt., Co. B, 35th Ala. & Lt., Co. I, 33d Mississippi
15. Milton Humes, Huntsville Pvt., Co. A, 63d Va. & Cpt./Bvt. Major of Cav.
16. Henry Dillard, Huntsville Pvt., Co. D, 7th Ala. (Madison Rifles) & Lt. (mother, Amelia Dillard, applied)
17. G.W. Godsey, Maysville, Ala. Pvt./Sgt., Co. E, 48th Ala.
18. Frank A. McClung, Chattanooga Pvt., Co. C, 4th Ala. Cav.
19. R. J. Johnson, New Market, Ala. Pvt., Co. F, 27th Ala. Inf. (wounded at Franklin)
20. Jos. S. Neil, Huntsville Pvt., Co. F, 41st Tenn.
21. H. B. Roper, Huntsville Pvt., Co. I, 4th Ala. Inf.Adit. (Lt.), 26th Ala. Inf.
22. A. S. Fletcher, Huntsville Pvt./Cpt., Co. I, 4th Ala. Inf.
23. George A. Quick, Huntsville Pvt., Co. G, 1st Confed. Cav.
24. H. P. Ryan, Huntsville Cpt., "detailed to transportation department"
25. T. M. Ramey, Huntsville Pvt., Co. A, 41st Tenn. Inf.
26. James K. Pinkston, Huntsville Pvt., Co. G, 12th Ala. Inf.
27. James R. Fears, Huntsville Pvt., Co. I, 3d Ala. Inf.
28. I. A. Durham, Huntsville Pvt./Lt., Co. C, 50th Ala.
29. James White, Huntsville Pvt., Co. F, 4th Ala. Inf. & Lt. Col of Cav.
30. John W. Grayson, Gurley, Ala. Lt./Cpt., Co. E, 37th Tenn.
31. W. J. Kelly, Huntsville Cpl., Co. D, 2d Confed. Inf. & 4th Ala. Cav.
32. N. F. Anderson, Huntsville Pvt., Co. D, 1st Tenn Inf.
33. Samuel R. Lewis, Huntsville Pvt., Co. D, 35th Ala. Inf.
34. J. H. Bryant, Huntsville Pvt./Sgt., Co. I, 55 Ala.
35. W. I. Fuqua, New Market, Ala. Pvt., Co. F, 27th Ala. Inf.
36. Gilbert Greenway, Hot Springs, Ark. Pvt./Lt., Co. D, 1st Va. Cav.
37. Reuben A. Hall, Garth, Ala. Pvt., Co. D, 41st Tenn. Inf.
38. R. B. Ledbetter, Keys Mill Pvt., Co. H, 49th Ala. Inf.
39. I. H. Lowe, Hazel Green, Ala. Pvt., Co. G, 4th Tenn. Inf.
40. A. H. McCoy, New Market, Ala. Pvt./Sgt., Co. F, 27th Ala.
41. 1. P.I Pike, Lax, Ala. Pvt., Co. L, 5th Ala. Cav.
42. G. M. Robertson, Dunbrook, Ms. Pvt., Co. D, 7th Ala. Inf.
43. James E. Seat, Huntsville Lt., Co. E, 4th Ala. Cav.
44. D. W. Spivey, Gurley, Ala. Pvt., Co. C, 4th Ala. Cav.
45. E. M. Winston, Huntsville Pvt., Co. F, 4th Ala. Inf. (note: lost arm at Sharpsburg)
46. W. H. Webster, Haden, Ala. Pvt./Cpl., Co. K, 49th Ala.
47. B. W. Hinds, New Hope, Ala. Lt., Co. B, 48th Ala. & Cpl. Co. B, 3d Ala. Cav.
48. A. J. Powell, Huntsville Pvt., Co. H, 24th Tenn. Inf.
49. C. E. Collier, Madison, Ala. Pvt., Co. I, 4th Ala. Inf.
50. T. J. Corn, Huntsville Pvt./Sgt., Co. K, 32d Tenn.
51. E. B. Carter, Huntsville Pvt., Co. L, 1st Tenn. Inf.
52. J. C. McCown, -- Pvt., Co. K, 7th Ala. Cav.
53. W. H. McLain, Huntsville Pvt., Co. A, 11th Ala. Cav.
54. John Jones, Madison, Ala. Pvt., Co. D, 35th Ala. Inf.
55. D. C. Drake, Huntsville Pvt., Co. G, 17th Tenn. Inf.
56. Albert R. Eskine, Huntsville Surgeon, 25th Ala. Inf. (daughter, Janet Erskine, applied)
57. Jo. Green Collier, Huntsville Pvt., Co. F, 4th Ala. Inf. & Co. C, 4th Ala. Cav.
58. William H. Jordan, Maysville Pvt., Co. C, 4th Ala. Cav.
59. L. W. McCravey, Huntsville Pvt., Co. K, Forrest's Regt. & Lt., Co. F, 4th Ala. Cav.
60. W. L. Christian, Owen's X Roads Pvt., Co. F, 1st Ala. Inf. & 1st Ky. Cav. & Co. F, 4th Ala. Cav.
61. W. C. Myrick, New Market, Ala. Pvt., Co. E, 16th Ala. Inf.
62. John J. Ward, Huntsville Cpt., Ward's Battery (former mayor of Huntsville; killed in Atlanta campaign; daughter, Ellen Ward Wilson, applied)
63. Elijah T. Martin, Madison Pvt., Ward's Battery
64. James R. Walker, Plevna, Ala. Pvt., Co. D, 41st Tenn. Inf
65. W. E. Clutts, Center Hill, Ala. Pvt., Co. K, 49th Ala. Inf.
66. M. E. Davis, Gurley, Ala. Pvt., Co. H, 39th Ga. Inf.
67. J. P. Horner, New Market, Ala. Pvt., Co. K, 4th Ala. Cav.
68. Steven C. Giles, Keys Mill, Ala. Pvt., Co. G, 15th Miss. Inf
69. Richard H. Medlin, Huntsville Pvt., Co. E, 37th Tenn. Inf
70. Robert A. Lanford, Huntsville Pvt./Sgt, Co. F, 2d Ark. Inf. (killed at Shiloh; daughter applied)
71. Isaac Denton Reagan, Huntsville Pvt., Co. C, 13th Tenn. Cav (daughter, Elizabeth Reagan Brown, applied)
72. W. A. Rison, Huntsville Lt., Co. F, 4th Ala. Cav. (son, A. L. Rison, applied)
73. William Balch, Huntsville Pvt., Co. F, Orr's Miss. Regt.
74. Alexander Carmichael, New Market Pvt./Sgt, Co. B, 2d Conf.
75. Francis Clanton, Huntsville Pvt./Lt. Col., 7th Ala. Cav. (daughter, Mary Clanton, applied)
76. C. C. Vest, Plevna, Ala. Pvt., Co. C, 3d Tenn. Inf.
77. W. M. Scroggins, New Hope Pvt., Co. A, 1st Ala. Inf.
78. S. B. Phillips, Huntsville Pvt., Co. F, 41st Tenn. Inf.
79. John l. Duckett, Huntsville Pvt., Co. C, 50th Ala. Inf.
80. J. Q. Dillard, Triana, Ala. Pvt./Cpl., Co. F, 7th Ala. Inf.
81. John A. Douglas, Huntsville Pvt., Co. D, Forrest's Bn.
82. J. W. Campbell, Taylorsville Pvt, Co. C, 3d Ala. Cav.
83. Ben Patteson, Huntsville Pvt./Lt. Co. E, 35th Ala.
84. A. W. Mosely, Huntsville Pvt., Co. B, 35th Ala. Inf.
85. Alfred Moore, Huntsville Pvt., Co. E, 4th Ala. Cav.
86. Graves Clark, Huntsville Pvt., Co. E, 26th Ala. Inf.
87. G. T. Miller, Huntsville Pvt., Co. K, 4th Ala. Cav.
88. R. T. Coles, Cottonville Pvt./Lt., Co. F, 4th Ala. Inf
89. J. W. Battle, Huntsville Pvt., Co. C, 35th Ala. & Lt. Co. C, 50th Ala.
90. John L. Grundy, Monrovia Pvt., Co. I, 50th Ala. Inf.
91. W. E. Aday, Huntsville Pvt., Co. D, 7th Ala. Inf.
92. H. P. Turner, Huntsville Pvt., Co. I, 4th Ala. Inf.
93. Cullen Wilson, Huntsville Pvt., Co. F, 4th Ala. Inf. (note: lost arm at Seven Pines)
94. K. D. Gribble, Madison Pvt., Co. F, 4th Ala. Inf.
95. George P. Turner, Huntsville Cpt., Magruder's Staff & Lt. Col., Wheeler's Staff
96. W. S. White, Belle Mina Pvt./Sgt., Co. I, 4th Ala. Inf
97. D. H. Turner, Normal, Ala. Pvt./Cpt., Co. I, 4th Ala. Inf
98. Harris Toney, Triana Pvt., Co. D, 1st La. Cav.
99. J. T. Stephenson, Huntsville Pvt., Co. G, 32d Tenn. Inf.
100. William I. Spivey, Berkley Pvt., Co. E, 37th Tenn. Inf.
101. D. G. Smith, Meridianville 1st Sgt., Co. D, 41st Tenn. Inf.
102. Alex Simpson, Huntsville Pvt., Co. F, 4th Ala. Inf.
103. Felix W. Sibley, Huntsville Pvt., Co. K, 4th Ala. Cav.
104. J. M. Robinson, Huntsville Cpl., Co. D, 7th Ala. Inf. & Lt. Col. of Cavalry
105. J. S. Cushing, Huntsville Pvt., Co. F, 12th Ala. Cav.
106. R. M. Deyoung, Ryland Pvt, Co. B, 13th S. C.
107. John A. Cambron, Bell Factory Pvt., Co. C, 1st Ala. Inf.
108. J. H. Landman, Huntsville Pvt., Forrest's Regt.
109. H. J. Kenney, Huntsville Pvt., Co. E, 35th Ala. Inf.
110. John P. Hampton, Meridianville Cpt./Maj. 43d Miss. Inf.
111. Henry Goldsmith, Huntsville Pvt., Co. D, 4th La. Inf.
112. W. D. Hooper, Huntsville Pvt., Co. C, 3d N. C. Cav.
113. James H. Burwell, Jeff Pvt, Co. K, 4th Ala. Cav. (second request; first medal lost).
114. A. F. Evans, Huntsville Lt., Co. G, 35th Ala. Inf.
115. Samuel Shurlock, Huntsville Pvt., Co. D, 8th Tenn. Cav.
116. Emmett Kelly, Huntsville Pvt., Co. B, Forrest's Cav. (deceased; wife, Sallie L. Kelly, applied)
117. Wilson C. Pollard, H'sville Pvt., Maxwell's Pioneer Corps
118. L. H. Scruggs, Huntsville Pvt./Lt. Col., Co. I, 4th Ala. Inf.
119. W. C. Bragg, Hurricane Pvt., Co. K, 4th Ala. Cav.
120. B. F. Laxson, [blank] Pvt./Lt. Co. K, 4th Ala. Cav.
121. J. B. Laughlin, Huntsville Pvt., Co. D. 7th Ala. Inf. & Co. F, 4th Ala. Cav.
122. R. Barnwell Rhett, Huntsville Officer on staff of Gen. Roswell S. Ripley, editor of Charleston Mercury, member of Legislature123. William Richardson, Huntsville Pvt./Lt., Co. E, 26th Ala. Inf. (This was Congressman Richardson, who served in Washington for many years.)
124. William D. Pettus, Rep Pvt., Co. D, 35th Ala. Inf.
125. Willam A. Pettus, [blank] Pvt., Co. F, 4th Ala. Cav.
126. Charles S. McCalley, H'ville Pvt., Co. I, 4th Ala. Inf.
127. Boliver S. McCalley, [blank] Pvt., Co. I, 4th Ala. Inf. (living, but sister, Mattie E. McCalley, applied)
128. Robert S. McCalley, Birmingham Pvt., Co. I, 4th Ala. Cav.
129. A. F. Barclay, Huntsville Pvt., Co. I, 4th Ala. Cav.
130. Allison W. Baker, New Market Pvt., Co. F, 4th Ala. Cav.
131. J. W. Yancy, Huntsville Pvt./Sgt., Co. B, 1st Tenn. Inf
132. T. A. Bailes, Gurley Pvt., Co. C, 4th Ala. Cav.
133. J. H. West, Huntsville Pvt., Co. C, 26th Ala. Inf.
134. Ben L. Coyle, Huntsville Pvt. Co. I, 4th Ala. Inf. & Co. K, 4th Ala. Cav.
135. A. B. Shelby, Huntsville Pvt., Co. I, 4th Ala. Inf. & Co. C, 4th Ala. Cav.
136. W. W. McMillan, New Hope, Ala. Corp., Co. G, 12th Ala.
137. John B. Dawson, Huntsville Pvt., Jackson Artillery (note: served from Virginia)
138. Newton P. Taylor, Gladstone, Ala. Sgt., Co. E, 2d Ark.
139. R. S. Odell, Huntsville, Ala. Pvt., Co. E, 4th Tenn. Cav.
140. W. A. Stewart, Deposit, Ala. Pvt., Co. G, 12th Ala.
141. Charles C. Sale, Huntsville Lt., Co. I, 4th Ala. Inf. (mortally wounded at 1st Manassas; widow applied)
142. L. L.Ward, Huntsville Pvt., Co. K, 2d Confed. (discharged severely wounded)
143. W. J. Chambers, Maysville, Ala. Sgt./Lt., 9th Tex. Cav.
144. Burwell J. Curry, Perry Co., Ala. Lt./Cpt., Co. D, 3d Ala. Cav. (placed on disabled list and served as QM)
145. Levi Lewis, Maysville, Ala. Pvt., Co. F, 35th Ala.
146. A. J. Byrne, Maysville, Ala. Pvt., Co. F, 4th Ala. & Lt. on staff
147. W. M. Sanderson, Nebo, Ala. Pvt., Co. I, 50th Ala.
148. Hugh N. Moore, Huntsville Pvt., Co. E, 4th Ala. Cav.
149. S. H. Russell, Huntsville Pvt./Sgt. Co. H, 4th Ala.Cav.
150. T. J. Ferguson, Dublin, Miss. Pvt./Sgt. Co. K, 49th Ala.
151. Jere Murphy, Huntsville Lt., Co. F, 4th Ala. Cav.
152. Wilson L. Ward, Huntsville Pvt., Co. D, 30th N. Car.
153. Edward H. Brooks, Huntsville Pvt., Co. K, 4th Ala. Cav. (daughter, May Brooks Hughes, applied)
154. Charles J. Mastin, Mobile, Ala. Pvt., Co. I, 4th Ala. & Cpt. on staff of Gens. Bates and Breckenridge (son, Venrose Mastin, applied)
155. William J. Mastin, Mobile, Ala. Lt., Co. I, 4th Ala. & Maj. on Gen. Breckenridge's staff (grandson, Claiborne Schley, applied)
156. W. B. Allen, Harvest, Ala. Pvt. Co. A, 11th Ala. Cav.
157. W. W. Garth, Huntsville Lt. Col. on Longstreet's Staff
158. J. W. Mayhall, Guntersville, Ala. Pvt., Co. H, 12th Ala.
159. John H. Martin, Monrovia, Ala. Pvt., Iard's Battery
160. George A. Morris, Madison Co. Pvt., Co. K, Forrest's Regt.
161. Thomas C. Morris, Meridianville Pvt., Co. E, 12th Ala.
162. R. J. Giles, Gibbs, Ala. Pvt., Co. C, 50th Ala.
163. Josiah Lamb, Plevna, Ala. Pvt./Cpl. Co. F, 27th Ala.
164. W. R. Faulkinberry, Goring, Ala. Pvt., Co. K, 49th Ala.
165. W. H. Farris, Huntsville, Ala. Pvt., Co. F, 4th Ala.
166. William H. Echols, Huntsville Cpt./Maj. Corps of Engr.
167. W. W. Humphrey, Huntsville Pvt., Co. F, 7th Ala. & Sgt., Co. F, 4th Ala. Cav.
168. E. C. Landers, Huntsville Pvt./Cpl., Co. F, 23d Tenn
169. William Davison, Huntsville Pvt., Co. F, 4th Ala. Cav.
170. J. H. Salmon, New Hope, Ala. Pvt., Co. C, 50th Ala. (lost arm at Peachtree Creek, Ga.)
171. G. T. McLaurine, Huntsville Cpl., Co. B, 3d Tenn.
172. H. B. Roper, Huntsville Pvt./Lt., Co. I, 4th Ala.
173. S. W. Pettus, Madison Pvt., Co. G, 4th Ala. Cav.
174. James Sanderson, Lux, Ala. Pvt., Co. I, 50th Ala.
175. John Tyler Darwin, Huntsville Pvt./Lt., Co. I, 4th Ala.(killed at Gettysburg; brother, Sidney J. Darwin, applied)
176. John Harris, Gurley, Ala. Pvt., Co. F, 35th Ala.
177. Andrew J. Esslinger, Berkley, Ala. Pvt., Co. K, 49th Ala.
178. Thomas J. Taylor, Huntsville Lt./Cpt., Co. K, 49th Ala.(Judge T. J. Taylor died in 1894; his son applied)
179. John Matthews, Huntsville Pvt., Co. B, 35th Ala.(daughter, Jennie Matthews, applied)
180. J. Sikes Gilbert, Huntsville Cpt. & Commissary
181. W. T. Nail, Huntsville Pvt., Co. B, 28th Miss. Cav.
182. Benjamin F. Steger, Brownsboro Pvt., Co. D, 4th Ala. Cav. (widow, Fannie E. M. Steger, applied)
183. W. C. Denson, Huntsville Pvt., Co. B. 2d Ala. Cav. (widow applied)
184. John Logan Bradford, Huntsville Pvt., Co. I, 4th Ala.(widow, Mollie Logan Bradford, applied)
185. John Carroll Patton, Hatteris, Ala. Pvt., Co. K, 49th Ala.
186. J. M. Winfrey, IJalling, Ala. Pvt., Co. E, 35th Ala.
187. F. M. Bennett, Huntsville Pvt., Co. C, 4th Ala. Cav.
188. Lemuel P. Bridges, Huntsville Pvt., Co. G, 26th La.
189. G. M. Johnson, Huntsville Pvt., Co. H, 26th Ga.
190. Fleming Jordan, Maysville Pvt., Co. C, 4th Ala. Cav.
191. J. W. Thompson, Huntsville Pvt., Co. E, 7th Ala. Cav.
192. T. B. Connally, Huntsville Pvt., Co. F, Forrest's Cav.
193. W. B. Robinson, Huntsville Pvt., Co. A, Corps of Cadets, University of Alabama
194. Z. T. McCollum, Chase, Ala. Pvt., Co. H, 1st Tenn. Cav.
195. T. J. Alexander, Maysville Pvt., Co. C, 2d Tenn Bn. & Lt., Co. E, 1st Tenn. Cav.
196. Reuben M. Spivey, [ form not completed]
197. James L. Ridley, Atlanta, Ga. Pvt., McNairy's Bn. & Doctor (deceased; wife, Fanny J. Ridley, applied)
198. R. C. Rodgers. Philadelphia, Miss. Pvt., Co. H, 33d Miss. & Pvt., 21st Tenn.
199. D. A. Timberlake, Huntsville Cpl., Co. F, 4th Ala. Inf.
200. John R. Slaughter, Huntsville Pvt., Co. I, 4th Ala. Inf. & Surgeon (daughter, Mary E. Slaughter, applied)
201. Elva Parnell, Huntsville Pvt., Morgan Co. Home Guard
202. H. M. Jones, Madison Co. Pvt., Co. F, 7th Tenn. Cav.
203. N. B. IJingo, Huntsville Pvt., Roberts' Battery (Arkansas)
204. B. M. Miller, Huntsville Pvt., Co. F, 35th Ala. Inf.
205. John T. Slaton, Huntsville Pvt., Co. E, 9th Ala. Inf.
206. Elias C. Spragins, Martindale, Tex. Lt., Co. I, 4th Ala.(son, Stith Spragins, applied)
207. B. F. Echols, Gurley, Ala. Pvt., Co. A, 1st Ala. Cav.
208. W. R. Green, Bell Factory, Ala. Pvt., Co. F, 17th Tenn. Inf
209. John S. Dickson, Huntsville Cpt./Maj. Co. E, 35th Ala. (killed at Franklin; son, IJ. G. Dickson, applied)
210. Stephen P. IJinston, Mobile Cpt., Co. B, 1st Bn. Ala. Art. (died in service; daughter, Annie C. Jinston, applied)
211. Sidney J. Mayhew, Huntsville 1st Asst. Engr., Topographical Corps (widow, Mrs. S. J. Mayhew, applied)
212. B. F. Camper, Madison, Ala. Pvt., Co. F, 35th Ala. Inf.
213. Charles Harris, Huntsville Lt., King's Battery (daughter, Mrs. Horace M. Layman, applied)
214. David Humphreys Todd, Shelbyville, Ky. Cpt., Co. A, 21st La. Artillery (This was Mary Todd Lincoln's half-brother and Abe Lincoln's brother-in-law! He died in Huntsville in 1871; daughter, Elsie Todd Sampson, applied.)
215. Thomas Slack, Huntsville? Pvt., Co. K, 28th Va. Inf.
216. R. J. Schrimpsher, Huntsville Sgt./Cpl. Co. E, 37th Tenn.
217. J. S. Renfrow, Gurley Pvt., Co. G, 12th Ala.
218. Jo. Robbins, Huntsville Cpt./Col. 3d Tenn. Cav. (daughter, Mrs. Francis Tappey, applied)
219. Samuel A. Wyatt, Huntsville 1st Sgt./Cpt., Co. H, 10th Ala. (son, I. B. IJyatt, applied)
220. Robert P. Crockett, Huntsville Cpt., 18th Tenn. Inf. (daughter, Allie Crockett IJebster, applied)
221. Wm T. Bennett, Gurley, Ala. Pvt., Co. C, 25th Ala Cav. Bn.
222. P. B. Fletcher, Madison Pvt., Co. I, 4th Ala. Inf.
223. J. D. Ragland, Huntsville Pvt., Co. F, 7th Ala. & Co. C, 4th Ala. Cav.
224. Chillian I. IJhite, Atlanta, Ga. Pvt., Co. I, 4th Ala. Inf. (son, Levi D. IJhite, applied)
225. John J. Robinson, Huntsville Pvt., Robinson's Scouts, 4th Ala. Cav.
226. W. T. Campbell, Gurley, Ala. Pvt., Co. K, 4th Tenn. Cav.
227. John Y. Bassett, Huntsville Pvt., Co. E, 35th Ala. Inf. (died Mar. 3, 1865; sister, Laura Bassett, applied)
228. I. H. Power, Greenfield, Ala. Pvt., Co. K, 4th Ala. Cav.
229. J. W. Blakemore, Huntsville Pvt., Co. C, 8th Tenn. Inf.
230. G. M. Gipson, Ryland, Ala. Pvt., Co. K, 4th Ala. Cav.
231. J. S. Orr, Gurley, Ala. Pvt., Co. G, 2d Ky. Cav.
232. G. W. Williams, Plevna, Ala. Pvt., Co. F, 1st Tenn. Inf.
233. J. A. Walker, Plevna, Ala. Cpl./Sgt. Co. D, 41st Tenn.
234. D. V. Lawrence, Huntsville Pvt., Co. K, Nixon's Cav.
235. J. P. Smith, New Market, Ala. Pvt., Co. K, 4th Texas
236. F. M. Joplin, Crawley, Ala. Pvt., Co. A, 2d Va. Cav.
237. Thomas 0. Burton, Huntsville Pvt., Co. C, 4th Ala. Cav. (daughter, Belle B. France, applied)
238. Richard Inge Elliott, Huntsville Sgt., Co. E, 35th Ala. (daughter, Kat Elliott O'Neal, applied)
239. William Harvey Donegan, Huntsville Pvt./Sgt Maj., Co. F, 4th Ala. Cav. (wife, Kate Coles Donegan, applied)
240. W. E. Clutts, Huntsville Pvt., Co. K, 49th Ala. & 5th Ala. Cav. (same as #65?)
241. IJ. S. Turner, Harvest, Ala. Pvt., Co. I, 4th Ala. Inf.
242. T. L. Baker, Huntsville Pvt./Cpl., Co. F, 25th Bn. Ala. Cav.
243. E. H. Giles, Huntsville Pvt., Ward's Battery
244. E. R. Matthews, Huntsville Pvt./Color bearer, IJard's Bat.
245. Elias Wellborn, Huntsville Pvt./Lt., Co. C, 15th Ark. Inf
246. A. Schrimpsher, Huntsville Cpl., Co. F, 35th Ala. Inf.
247. I. C. Wheeler, Huntsville Asst. Surgeon (Capt.)
248. Macklin M. Vann, New Hope Pvt., Co. C, 50th Ala. Inf.
249. I. W. Gill, Huntsville Pvt., Co. F, 4th Ala. Cav.
250. C. N. Vaught, Huntsville Pvt., Co. H, 1st Tenn. Inf. & "Brevet Captain of Secret Service"
251. J. T. Wilson, Huntsville Pvt., Co. B, 35th Miss. Inf.
252. J. I. Connally, Huntsville Pvt., Co. K, 49th Ala. Inf.
253. I. D. W. Cobb, Gurley, Ala. Cpl., Co. C, 25th Bn. Ala. Cav
254. J. C. Broyles, Madison, Ala. Pvt., Co. I, 10th Ala. Inf.
255. M. M. Brooks, [blank] Pvt., Co. B, 18th Ga. Inf.
256. W. D. Buford, Huntsville Pvt., Co. E, 35th Ala. Inf.
257. J. A. Billions, Monrovia Pvt., Co. K, 49th Ala. Inf.
258. B. E. Bailes, Madison Co. Pvt., Co. C, 4th Ala. Cav. (widow, Mrs. Mary Smith Bailes, applied)
259. W. S. Davis, Huntsville Pvt., Co. B, 13th Miss. Inf.
260. Anderson Schrimpsher, Huntsville Cpl., Co. F, 35th Ala. Inf (duplicate?; see #246)
261. John W. Barnhill, Huntsville Pvt., Co. I, 37th N. C. Inf.
262. J. B. Douglass, Bell Factory Pvt., Co. B, 4th Ala. Cav.
263. A. B. Crutcher, Rainbow, Ala. Pvt., Co. F, 4th Ala. Inf. & Lt., Co. D, 35th Ala. Inf.
264. W. F. Gardiner, Taylorsville Pvt./Lt., Co. A, 49th Ala. Inf
265. Columbus L. Nolen, Huntsville Pvt., Co. E, 4th Tenn. Cav.
266. Virgil Augustus Nuckolls Pvt., Co. I, 4th Ala. Inf. (daughter, Olive Nuckolls Prockett, applied)
267. T. B. Iarren, Huntsville Pvt., Co. H, 12th Miss. Inf.
268. J. L. B. Kelly, Huntsville Pvt., Co. C, 4th Ala. Cav.(killed Dec. 18, 1862; widow, Mary Kelly, applied)
269. I. W. Gill, Huntsville Pvt., Co. F, 4th Ala. Inf.

Source: https://algw.genealogyvillage.com/madison/socross.htm

(Abstracted from the original certificates by Charles Rice.)
 

Johnny_Reb_1865

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From this point on I'll be referring to the veterans as "Veteran #__"

Veteran # 3.

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(Obviously white. We can rule him out.)

James Harvey Claridge

Residence was not listed;
Enlisted on 8/15/1864 as a Private.

On 8/15/1864 he mustered into "K" Co. MS 18th Cavalry
He was discharged for disability (date not stated)
(Estimated day of enlistment)


Other Information:
born 2/5/1847 in Memphis, TN
died 1/5/1911 in Huntsville, AL

(Father: Dr. Henry Claridge)

After the War he lived in Huntsville, AL

Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.:

- Index to Compiled Confederate Military Service Records
- Confederate Veteran Magazine
- Photo from Confederate Veteran Magazine.

Veteran #9

William J. Mastin

Residence Wilkes County NC; a 22 year-old Farmer.

Enlisted on 9/24/1861 at Wilkes County, NC as a Private.

On 11/20/1861 he mustered into "F" Co. NC 37th Infantry
He was Surrendered on 4/9/1865 at Appomattox Court House, VA


He was listed as:
* Wounded 5/1/1863 Chancellorsville, VA
* Returned 6/15/1863 (place not stated) (Estimated day)
* POW 7/3/1863 Gettysburg, PA
* Confined 7/7/1863 Fort Delaware, DE
* Transferred 10/15/1863 Point Lookout, MD (And paroled)
* Wounded 12/15/1863 Reams' Station, VA (Estimated day)
* Exchanged 3/16/1864 City Point, VA
* Returned 5/15/1864 (place not stated) (Estimated day)


Promotions:
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* Corpl 11/15/1864 (Estimated day)


Other Information:
born in Wilkes County, NC

Veteran #26

James K. Pinkston

Residence was not listed;
Enlisted as a Private (date unknown).

More research is needed.



He also had service in:
"G" Co. AL 25th Infantry


Veteran # 27.
James R. Fears

Residence was not listed;
Enlisted as a Private (date unknown).

He also had service in:
"I" Co. AL 3rd Infantry.

More research is needed.
 

Johnny_Reb_1865

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As the men on this list were members of the Confederate Army, it is unlikely that any of them were of African origin because it was illegal for them to enlist. Had it been discovered that they were even vaguely African they would have been discharged.
This is Caleb Glover of the 22nd South Carolina Infantry Regiment.

He is wearing the Southern Cross Of Honor medal.

This medal was awarded to Confederate veterans (ONLY) for honorable service in the army by the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

In order to receive this medal you had to make an application, have other veterans vouch for you, and then it had to go a special board of the UDC for approval.

(Currently I'm still looking for Glover's application.)

Once approved the award would be pinned to your chest during an event as part of an awards ceremony.

You had to be a veteran to wear it.

Also included is a photograph of a white veteran named Julius Franklin Howell who was commander in chief of the United Confederate Veterans who is wearing the same medal.

Also please point me to the law that made service of black troops illegal in the Confederacy.

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Johnny_Reb_1865

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Before launching this goose chase, do you have any reason to believe up front that any of them had any element of Black ancestry?


In other words do I know who exactly?

No I don't.

But what I do know is I know that you had to be a veteran to wear the Southern Cross Of Honor or to be awarded it.

I'm interested in this because I know of at least one who was awarded the medal and several others who *may have been* awarded it.

That's why this research is necessary.
 

Johnny_Reb_1865

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Veteran# 265
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Columbus L. Nolen

Residence Dyersburg TN; 17 years old.

Enlisted at Decatur, AL as a Private (date unknown).




He also had service in:
"E" Co. TN 4th Cavalry


Other Information:
born 2/11/1846 in Dyersburg, TN
died 3/26/1927 in Huntsville, AL
Buried: Nolen Cemetery, Lauderdale, TN

(Married Eleanor E. Wright in March, 1873)

After the War he lived in Dyersburg, TN & Huntsville, AL

Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.:

- Index to Compiled Confederate Military Service Records
- Confederate Veteran Magazine
- Photo from Confederate Veteran Magazine

^ ( Obviously white so I'm ruling him out. ) ^
 

AshleyMel

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Thanks for the list. Will also be a good resource for ancestry and genealogy purposes.
While the Southern Cross of Honor is no longer produced or awarded, I just presented two posthumous military service awards at a recent ceremony. Very poignant. I was very emotional through the whole thing. How important is it to remember those in service or who have served our county.
https://hqudc.org/medals/
 

Rhea Cole

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This is Caleb Glover of the 22nd South Carolina Infantry Regiment.

He is wearing the Southern Cross Of Honor medal.

This medal was awarded to Confederate veterans (ONLY) for honorable service in the army by the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

In order to receive this medal you had to make an application, have other veterans vouch for you, and then it had to go a special board of the UDC for approval.

(Currently I'm still looking for Glover's application.)

Once approved the award would be pinned to your chest during an event as part of an awards ceremony.

You had to be a veteran to wear it.

Also included is a photograph of a white veteran named Julius Franklin Howell who was commander in chief of the United Confederate Veterans who is wearing the same medal.

Also please point me to the law that made service of black troops illegal in the Confederacy.

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Do you seriously not know that it was illegal for men with even a hint of African blood to join the CSA army? There were numerous discharges of mulattos. It wasn’t until the very last weeks before the fall of Richmond that it was legal to enlist blacks. Patrick Cleburne’s proposal for the enlistment of slaves was suppressed at the highest level. It only came to light years after the war.

Body servants, cooks, & laborers of color, free & enslaved were auxiliaries, not actual enlisted soldiers. Many of them were very loyal to their masters. It is a distortion of reality to conflate that personal loyalty with a desire to fight & die “to guarantee the right to hold another human being as property.”

Does anybody seriously believe that men would willingly fight for the right of another person to sell their wife & children, beat them to a bloody pulp or have sex with their females at will?
 
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Luke Freet

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I'll say this on the issue: I wouldn't trust postwar groups giving medals to former camp slaves to be a sign that these men were official soldiers. This was more of a stunt to drive home an idea that these slaves were "the good ones" for staying loyal to the Confederacy rather than joining the dreaded Yankees. There's a lot of politics postwar, if you haven't heard.

But yeah, if you are looking for black confederates, highly recommend looking into the two Richmond companies formed from the hospital orderlies. Those are the only two known organized units of black confederates. There may be some records on them. Also recommend getting Bruce Levine's Confederate Emancipation,.

I'd like to help you more, but its been years since I've been into this whole rabbit hole.
 

AshleyMel

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I do not think giving these particular medals to former slaves was a stunt. These medals were vetted and presented by individual Chapters. If anything like today the General organization would have had to approve the application but I'm thinking they were awarded on a local level. There were some that were given out by Veteran's Camps. Maybe some of you more versed in UDC history than I could elaborate. There were over 75,000 Crosses presented and it would be interesting to know (if possible) how many were awarded to men of color.
Edit: Looking over my UDC stuffs...originally given and stipulated to go to "Confederate Veterans, oldest lineal living descendants and widows of Confederate Veterans". A "symbolic linking of the present with the past and memorializing the heroic deeds of our Confederate ancestors and their lineal descendants". A few years later the rule were changed to only go to a living Confederate Veteran. Looks like I have a partial list of the number of Southern Crosses that were given out in various years but not a break down of names. Also important to not confuse the Southern Cross of Honor with the Cross of Honor on graves.
 
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Johnny_Reb_1865

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Do you seriously not know that it was illegal for men with even a hint of African blood to join the CSA army? There were numerous discharges of mulattos. It wasn’t until the very last weeks before the fall of Richmond that it was legal to enlist blacks. Patrick Cleburne’s proposal for the enlistment of slaves was suppressed at the highest level. It only came to light years after the war.

Body servants, cooks, & laborers of color, free & enslaved were auxiliaries, not actual enlisted soldiers. Many of them were very loyal to their masters. It is a distortion of reality to conflate that personal loyalty with a desire to fight & die “to guarantee the right to hold another human being as property.” Does anybody seriously believe that men would willingly fight for the right of another person to sell their wife & children, best them to a bloody pulp at will or have sex with their females at will?
Show me the law that made it illegal.
 

Johnny_Reb_1865

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Do you seriously not know that it was illegal for men with even a hint of African blood to join the CSA army? There were numerous discharges of mulattos. It wasn’t until the very last weeks before the fall of Richmond that it was legal to enlist blacks. Patrick Cleburne’s proposal for the enlistment of slaves was suppressed at the highest level. It only came to light years after the war.

Body servants, cooks, & laborers of color, free & enslaved were auxiliaries, not actual enlisted soldiers. Many of them were very loyal to their masters. It is a distortion of reality to conflate that personal loyalty with a desire to fight & die “to guarantee the right to hold another human being as property.” Does anybody seriously believe that men would willingly fight for the right of another person to sell their wife & children, best them to a bloody pulp at will or have sex with their females at will?
"not actual enlisted soldiers"

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(From the Macon Daily Telegraph July 28th 1862)^

I'll even post a link to the newspaper archive it comes from if you so desire.

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Johnny_Reb_1865

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I do not think giving these particular medals to former slaves was a stunt. These medals were vetted and presented by individual Chapters. If anything like today the General organization would have had to approve the application but I'm thinking they were awarded on a local level. There were some that were given out by Veteran's Camps. Maybe some of you more versed in UDC history than I could elaborate. There were over 75,000 Crosses presented and it would be interesting to know (if possible) how many were awarded to men of color.
Edit: Looking over my UDC stuffs...originally given and stipulated to go to "Confederate Veterans, oldest lineal living descendants and widows of Confederate Veterans". A "symbolic linking of the present with the past and memorializing the heroic deeds of our Confederate ancestors and their lineal descendants". A few years later the rule were changed to only go to a living Confederate Veteran. Looks like I have a partial list of the number of Southern Crosses that were given out in various years but not a break down of names. Also important to not confuse the Southern Cross of Honor with the Cross of Honor on graves.

What did the UDC specifically say about how you got the medal?
 

Eric Calistri

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What was the title of the law? When was it passed?

The law is entitled “Regulation for the Army of the Confederate States”. You can purchase this here or download it here.

The on point regulation is:

1399. Any free white male person above the age of eighteen and under thirty-five years, being at least five feet four and a half inches high, effective, able-bodied, sober, free from disease, of good character and habits, and with a competent knowledge of the English language, may be enlisted. This regulation, so far as respects the height and age of the recruit, shall not extend to musicians or to soldiers who may "re-enlist," or have served honestly and faithfully a previous enlistment in the army.


This topic has been much discussed on this forum. Using the search function will give you access to those discusssions.
 

Rhea Cole

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