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AfriGeneas Military Research Forum

Re: Confederate Pension Records a resource?

Art Thomas:

"I checked the CWSS site and found your James Farley (Colored). He was 1 of 2,225 recorded as being with the 25th Tenn Cav. There was also John Cumins and a John Cummings perhaps the same person listed as a waiter. If he too was "colored" that would make 2 out of 2,225. I viewed all 2,225 from Aarons, Robert to Young, Martin.

How many did I miss?"
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I don' know. I haven't searched that unit except for the one name (Farley) found by index.
Race is usually not listed with indexed names. I gave you a few examples that were.

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AT-
"Also vewed the 29th Tenn to which Alexander chance was listed. He along with a Canon were listed as colored pvt's. There were about 7 others (colored)listed as Laborers or Cooks. This was from a total of roster of 1,923 viewed. Were there more with this unit?"
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I've searched about 1/3 of that unit and found 8.

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AT-
"Let's see that is approximately 10 of 4,148 for those 2 Confederate units, with 3 listed as privates. I'm sure there were many, many more who were "impressed" into duty for these units, but only these few made the "official" roster.

What's up with that?"
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Like I said, race is usually not listed with indexed names. The full record has to be examined and I have access to the service records not just the index.

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Remember, whether cook or teamster if they were ENLISTED they were soldiers.
That was the definition then as well as now.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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