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Re: Military Reference Question
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I believe your ancestor was probably a contractor. The Black units (Buffalo Soldiers) did not deploy to Montana and the Dakotas until the late 1880s.
I checked the Civil War database for William H. Comer and E.L. Comer, and the only name that came close was a Eli Comer who served in the 29th United States Colored Infantry Regiment from Illinois.
I will double check and advise.