Georgia

 

Official Confederate Soldier Records

NARA = National Archives and Records Administration

Records available online at fold3.com


 Name  Listed As / Military Duty  CSA Unit NARA Catalog ID  NARA Microfilm #  # of Pages
Reuben Negro / Cook Georgia 1st Battalion Sharp Shooters 586957 M266 1
Isaiah Negro / Musician Georgia 1st (Olmstead's) Infantry 586957 M266 8
George Brice Colored / Musician Georgia 1st (Olmstead's) Infantry 586957 M266 6
William Davidson Colored Man / Drummer (In Service) Georgia 1st (Olmstead's) Infantry 586957 M266 15
Bucchus Davis Colored / Musician Georgia 1st (Olmstead's) Infantry 586957 M266 5
Alexander Harris Colored Man / Private & Musician (In Service) Georgia 1st (Olmstead's) Infantry 586957 M266 9
Simeon T. Harvey Colored / Musician Georgia 1st (Olmstead's) Infantry 586957 M266 14
Maurice Middleton Colored / Musician Georgia 1st (Olmstead's) Infantry 586957 M266 10
Joseph (Joe) Miller Colored Man / Musician (In Service) Georgia 1st (Olmstead's) Infantry 586957 M266 10
William Waters Colored Man / Fifer & Musician (In Service) Georgia 1st (Olmstead's) Infantry 586957 M266 10
Wesley Schley Colored / Musician Georgia 2nd Battalion Infantry 586957 M266 10
Braham (Bram) Slave / Cook Georgia 4th (Clinch's) Calvary 586957 M266 5
George Slave / Cook Georgia 4th (Clinch's) Calvary 586957 M266 5
Scipio Africanus Colored Troops / Cook (1865 Appomattox Parolee) Georgia 18th Battalion Infantry 586957 M266 16
Lewis Gardeen Colored Troops / Musician (1865 Appomattox Parolee) Georgia 18th Battalion Infantry 586957 M266 2
John Lerry Colored Troops / Cook (1865 Appomattox Parolee) Georgia 18th Battalion Infantry 586957 M266 2
Henry McCleskey Negro / Musician (Employed) Georgia 18th Battalion Infantry 586957 M266 20
Joe Parkman Colored Troops / Musician (1865 Appomattox Parolee) Georgia 18th Battalion Infantry 586957 M266 2
James Polk Colored Troops / Cook (1865 Appomattox Parolee) Georgia 18th Battalion Infantry 586957 M266 2
William Read Colored Troops / Cook (1865 Appomattox Parolee) Georgia 18th Battalion Infantry 586957 M266 2
George Waddell Colored Troops / Musician (1865 Appomattox Parolee) Georgia 18th Battalion Infantry 586957 M266 2
Henry Williams Colored Troops / Musician (1865 Appomattox Parolee) Georgia 18th Battalion Infantry 586957 M266 2
David Riley Colored Boy / Musician Georgia 30th Infantry 586957 M266 20
J Slave / Military Duty Unknown Georgia 50th Infantry 2133276 M347 1
Luke Burroughs Slave / Chief Cook Georgia 63rd Infantry 586957 M266 8
Catharine Dawson Colored / Cook Georgia 63rd Infantry 586957 M266 3
Hannah Dawson Colored / Cook Georgia 63rd Infantry 586957 M266 3
Joe Fox Colored / Nurse Georgia 63rd Infantry 586957 M266 5
Nelson Jones Slave / Nurse Georgia 63rd Infantry 586957 M266 2
Abram Ranger Slave / Assistant Cook Georgia 63rd Infantry 586957 M266 8
William Young Slave / Musician & Drummer Georgia 63rd Infantry 586957 M266 15
Joe Slave / Laborer Georgia / David Bagby 2133276 M347 2
Bill Negro / Carpenter & Mechanic Georgia / E. D. Hugennan (Hugennin) 2133276 M347 1
Horace Negro / Carpenter & Mechanic Georgia / E. D. Hugennan (Hugennin) 2133276 M347 1


Burial Location in Georgia


Name Listed As / Military Duty CSA Unit Burial Location
William  H. (Bill) Yopp Drummer 14th Georgia Infantry Regiment. Marietta Confederate Cemetery, Marietta, Georgia
Wiley A. Stewart Private 4th Tennesee Cavalry Company H. Stonewall Cemetery, Griffin, Georgia

 

Newspaper Article


Black Confederate CSA Military Unit Newspaper State Newspaper / Year Article Name
Amos Rucker 33rd Georgia Infantry MD Sun (p. 1) / 10/13/1905 Georgians Honor Negro
Bill Yopp 14th Georgia Infantry NY The New York Times / 12/01/1919 Negro Plays Santa to Old Confederates
Bill Yopp 14th Georgia Infantry NY The New York Times / 11/29/1931 Georgia Negro Served in Two Wars and Went Around World

News Articles are Available on GenealogyBank.com

 

News Flash

 

Spike Lee , Great-Great-Great-Grandson of
Wilson Griswold, Who Worked at a Confederate Pistol Factory in Georgia

Photograph from familytreecircles dot com

On April 30, 2010, renowned Producer Spike Lee discovered that his Great-Great-Great-Grandfather Wilson Griswold worked at a Confederate Pistol Factory in Griswoldville, Georgia.  See Season 1 episode 7 of NBC's Who Do You think you Are?

Reading List by Author

 


Title: Lyddy: A Tale of the South
Author: Eugenia Jones Bacon
Genre: Nonfiction
Publication Date: 1898 [Reprint 2010]
Media: Paperback
Book Description: Originally published in 1898, this blend of fiction and memoir looks through the eyes of a white plantation mistress at her family plantation, her marriage, slave life, and the destruction of the plantation economy that took place when Sherman's army arrived in December 1864.
Black Confederate Context: The novel includes a character based on Marlboro (Marlborough) Jones (a.k.a. Marlboro Camp), slave of Captain Randal F. Jones (7th Georgia Cavalry).

Title: Entangled In Freedom: A Civil War StorySubtitle: The Street Life Series Youth Edition
Authors: Ann DeWitt Kevin M. Weeks
Genre: Young Adult Fiction (13+)
Publication Date: 2010
Media: Hardback, Paperback, Kindle, NOOKbook, Google eBook, other eBook
Description:  The novel is told in first person narrative.  Travel with 22 year old Isaac, a slave, through the dirt roads of Oxford (Georgia), Big Shanty (Georgia) and on over to Cumberland Gap (Tennessee) as he serves with his slaveholder and the 42nd Regiment Georgia Volunteers.  Readers step into Isaac's shoes and see civil war events through Isaac's eyes.  
Black Confederate Context: In memory of J. G. Hastin, who is listed in the Tennessee Department of State ~ Tennessee Confederate Pension Application C84 as serving with the 42nd Regiment Georgia Volunteers Cavalry.
Awards/Recognition: Mom's Choice Award, Bonnie Blue Society Award, Moonbeam Children's Award

Title: Ten Cent Bill
Author: Charles Pittman
Genre: Nonfiction
Publication Date: 2008
Media: Paperback
Description: Charles Pittman introduces the world to Ten Cent Bill in this moving account based on the story of Bill Yopp, a Georgia man born into slavery.
Black Confederate Context:  On the book cover is William "Ten Cent Bill" Yopp, who was the body servant of Captain Thomas Yopp (14th Georgia Regiment Volunteers Infantry) and served as a drummer in the Confederate States Army.  

Title: Hell's Broke Loose in Georgia: Survival in a Civil War Regiment
Author: Scott Walker
Genre: Nonfiction
Publication Date: 2005
Media: Hardback
Book Description:  Humane but not sentimental, the history  of the Fifty-seventh  Georgia Regiment CSA abounds in episodes of real feeling: a starving soldier's open confession, in a letter to his wife, that he may desert; a slave's travails as a orderly.
Black Confederate Context:  On the book cover is Scott, camp servant, of Lieutenant Archibald C. McKinley (57th Georgia Regiment Volunteers, Company H). There are several historical accounts of Scott throughout the book.

 

Social Media


Confederate States Army General Patrick Cleburne's January 2, 1864 Proposal to Officially Enlist Blacks in the Confederate States Army is recorded in The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate armies. Series 1 - Volume 52 (Part II) pp. 586-592.




Video:  Cleburne Historical Marker Dedication
Location: Dalton, Georgia (Whitfield County)
YouTube Channel:  Craig Swain
Date:  02/07/2012



Video:  Jacobson- Cleburne's Proposal
Speaker:  Eric Jacobson, Historian and Author
YouTube Channel:  Kraig McNutt
Date:  07/17/2010

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