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Re: AA Confederate Solider Info


Thanks you for your response.

It has always been my understanding that Blacks did not serve the Confederacy as Soldiers and I know that my maternal ancestors were definitely slaves. However, I was given a document that cannot be read very easily that was dated 14Sept 1914, when Hiram was 88yrs, probably at the time that he was applying for a pension. I have found out that JB McRae was Lt.Colonel with the 3rd Mississippi Infantry Co. "A".

The document comes from "Confederate Records, Jackson County, Mississippi" copyright 1988. Jean Strickland and Patricia N. Edwards.

I know the names of Black servants do not show up as soliders, but were they ever acknowledged in any way?

On my Paternal side, the Chastangs were FPOC (Creole) and I have gotten military records for my GGGrandfather who fought in the 96th US Colored Infantry. I am also waiting for record information for my GGGgrandfather who fought in the war of 1812, (McVoy's) Mississippi Militia.

My genelogical research has given me lots of historical information about the South and has opened up a whole new area of interes for me.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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