AfriGeneas Military Research Forum
Five Brothers Served in CW
The five sons of Jacob and Sidney Smith served in the Civil War. The sons enlisted using the surname of their former owner, John Mitchell. Anderson, Bluford, and Daniel all served in Company G, 58th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry. William and Willis served in Companies F and A, 6th Regiment, United States Colored Heavy Artillery.
Bluford was the only survivor of the sons. The other sons died during the War while in service. Bluford used his father's surname after the War.
Jacob was a slave of Dougald McMillan in Caseyville, Copiah County, MS. Sidney and the children were slaves of John Mitchell in Union Church, Jefferson County, MS.
Sidney also had a nephew, Eddy Mitchell, who served with Company B, 6th Regiment, USCHA.
Our families escaped bondage and gave great sacrifices for freedom.