Re: GENERAL ORDERS No. 14.
I have always enjoyed your publication.Thanks for sharing on this subject.According to H.C. Blackerby's book the Louisiana Native Guards did serve the Confederacy briefly.Before turning blue.In chapter4 pages 102-113 he lists names of Black Confederates from
Microcopy No.320,Compiled Records of Confederate soldiers who served in organizations from Louisiana,Roll No.94,First Guards Militia,A-G,from the National Archives and Records Service,General Services Administration,Washington,D.C.
As far as Confederate Pension Records and Muster rolls,we have found that Tennesse is the only state in the Confederacy that listed its Pension applicants by race.After 55yrs since Appomatox,a law was passed priding them.By this time many had alredy passed on.Confederate records in general are tough,many are incomplete and some destroyed in the fall of Richmond.On my Ancestor,there is an error on Jim Balls post,He was with the 1st MD Confederate Artillery Dement's Battery.Not the 3rd MD.I do have copies of his muster roll.
found in room 400 at the Archives.I had quite few people help research him at the time.Now I want to focus back to our other Black s from all wars who need recognition, many Union colored troops havent been fully recognized either.I respect everyones opinion.Lets get our WW1 and WW2 blacks recognized soon.Enough on Black CS troops .Everyone should see posted sources on my prevoius post and use thier own judgement.Thanks,Keep up the fine work