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Re: Confederate Pension Records a resource?

Art Thomas:

"I hope that the above parargraph is read closely as it regards the duties of Black men and their service to the Confederate States of America.

For some reason this 'recent' knowledge of pensions for Black men has taken on a different light. One that is equating the payment for service to the Confederacy as equal to the USCT's and their service to the Union.

So can we stop using the term Black Confedrate Soldier. These were not trained, gun-toting, marching men, mustered-in or mustered out, side by side FIGHTING men with ANY organized unit in the Army of the Confederacy. They were servants, very similar to the Contraband that followed the Union Armies.

A 'private solider'........what is that? In a public war...is that like a mercenary?

Have I fallen into a revisionist trap by responding to this post?"

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How many do you want me to list?-

"James Farley (colored)"
Described as "colored" on original roll.
Enlisted 25 July 1861 as Private in Capt D.M. Southard's Company, 25th Tennessee Infantry (Confederate).

"Alexander Chance (Col)"
The phrase "of color" is beside his name on the original roll.
Enlisted 3 October 1861 as Private in Company F, 29th Tennessee Infantry (Confederate).

Check it out:
http://www.civilwar.nps.gov/cwss/


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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