As I'm working my way through, we have just crossed into South Carolina. He is talking about free, able black men enlisting. He also describes his current group of men he has with him as "soldiers (white), pioneers, and servants." I'm in deep enough now that he's mentioned "pioneer" a few times but no description. Obviously, the audience he directed his memoirs to understood that term. And what would be the difference between a pioneer and a servant? Were servants the cooks, team drivers, farriers (I know there were very skilled black iron workers in different furnaces in the south), butchers, etc?