Virginia

 

Official Confederate Soldier Records by CSA Unit

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
James Humbles Free negro / Bugler Virginia  1st Cavalry 586957 M324 2
Richard (Dick) Poplar Private (POW Point Lookout) Virginia  13th  Cavalry 586957 M324 2
Ezekiel Free Negro / Cook Virginia  32nd Infantry 586957 M324 2
George Slave / Cook Virginia  32nd Infantry 586957 M324 2
Gustin Negro / Cook Virginia  32nd Infantry 586957 M324 2
Texas Colored / Cook Virginia  32nd Infantry 586957 M324 2
Carter Burwell Slave / Chief Cook Virginia  32nd Infantry 586957 M324 3
Oliver Chisman Slave / Cook Virginia  32nd Infantry 586957 M324 3
William Jones Slave / Cook Virginia  32nd Infantry 586957 M324 3
W.B. Nelson Slave / Cook Virginia  32nd Infantry 586957 M324 4
Charles Page Colored / Cook Virginia  32nd Infantry 586957 M324 2
Charles Smith Slave / Cook Virginia  32nd Infantry 586957 M324 6
G. W. Smith Slave / Cook Virginia  32nd Infantry 586957 M324 6
Richard West Slave / Cook Virginia  32nd Infantry 586957 M324 3
W. B. Wilson Slave / Cook Virginia  32nd Infantry 586957 M324 4
Pad Servant / Cook Virginia  40th Infantry 586957 M324 1
Samuel Tatem Negro / Cook Virginia 61st Virginia Infantry 586957 M324 3
Allen Tom Colored / Laborer Virginia 2133276 M347 2
Hays Slave / Nurse Virginia /  W. A. Abney 2133276 M347 1
Evelina Slave / Nurse Virginia / R. M. Ayers 2133276 M347 2
London Slave / Laborer Virginia / Thomas I. Bagby 2133276 M347 2
Addiline Slave / Nurse Virginia / Thomas J. Bagby 2133276 M347 22
Albert Slave / Helper Virginia / Thomas J. Bagby 2133276 M347 22
Betsy Slave / Nurse Virginia / Thomas J. Bagby 2133276 M347 22
Burr Slave / Nurse Virginia / Thomas J. Bagby 2133276 M347 22
Emily Slave / Nurse Virginia / Thomas J. Bagby 2133276 M347 22
Lenly Slave / Nurse Virginia / Thomas J. Bagby 2133276 M347 22
London Slave / Laborer Virginia / Thomas J. Bagby 2133276 M347 22
Lowdon Slave / Laborer Virginia / Thomas J. Bagby 2133276 M347 22
Martha Slave / Laundress Virginia / Thomas J. Bagby 2133276 M347 22
Patrick Slave / Laborer Virginia / Thomas J. Bagby 2133276 M347 22
Richard Slave / Wood Train Hand Virginia / Thomas J. Bagby 2133276 M347 22
Sarah Slave / Laundress Virginia / Thomas J. Bagby 2133276 M347 22
Sam Slave / Helper Virginia / Thomas J. Bagby 2133276 M347 22
Walker Slave / Wood Train Hand Virginia / Thomas J Bagby 2133276 M347 22
John Burke Slave / Teamster Virginia / Thomas J. Bagby 2133276 M347 22
Jeff Ellis Slave / Teamster Virginia / Thomas J. Bagby 2133276 M347 22
Lewis Madison Slave / Teamster Virginia / Thomas J. Bagby 2133276 M347 22
Edmund Temple Slave Virginia / Thomas J. Bagby 2133276 M347 22

Note: Richard (Dick) Poplar is noted by the Descendants of Point Lookout POW Organization (plpow dot com) to be a Black Confederate POW.  Also, Charles Dempsey, Henry Dempsey, J. Doyle, and Daniel Herring, whose Confederate Soldier Service Records are noted above, are likewise listed as Black Confederate POWs by the Descendants of Point Lookout POW Organization.

 

 

Confederate Pension Records


Library of Virginia provides online material with links to original Confederate pension applications for "servants" who served with the Confederate States Army.
For official listing and information, visit the Library of Virginia and use the following search terms:
Advanced searchType word or phrase: servantType of word or phrase: Confederate PensionField to search: Words Anywhere
There are 518 records for "Servant" Confederate pension applications listed at the Library of Virginia. Please note that there were servants of all races during the 19th Century.  The Library of Virginia's website states:  The term "Servant" includes people who worked as cooks, herdsmen, laborers, servants, or teamsters in the Confederate army.

 

Burial Location in Virginia


Name Listed As / Military Duty CSA Unit Burial Location
Richard Poplar Private  13th Virginia Cavalry Blandford Cemetery at Memorial Hill; Petersburg, VA
Jefferson (Jeff)  Shields Body Servant 27th Virginia Infantry, Company H, Rockbridge Rifles African American Cemetery/Evergreen Cemetery, Lexington, VA

 

Newspaper Articles


Black Confederate CSA Military Unit State of News Report Newspaper / Year Article Name
Alf Whiting 13th Virginia Infantry ID Idaho Statesman (p. 13) /  3/19/1922 Former Slave is Honored

News Articles are Available on GenealogyBank.com

Voices from the Days of Slavery

 

Based on a September 1893 New York Times article and the slave transcript of George Johnson from the  Library of Congress (Washington, D.C.): Voices from the Days of Slavery, Jefferson Davis gave the following slaves these job roles:


 Source Slave Duties
The New York Times
September 17, 1893
 Ben Montgomery
President Davis'
Personal Secretary
George Johnson (LOC)
 Isaiah Montgomery
Bookkeeper
George Johnson (LOC)
 G. Johnson's grandfather
Blacksmith
George Johnson (LOC)
 G. Johnson's  father
Civil Engineer
 
 

 

Reading List by Author

 


Title:  My Confederate Cousin
Authors: Robert Broome, Jr.
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publication Date: 2011
Media: Paperback
Book Description: My Confederate Cousin is the true story of an African American who fought for the South during the Civil War.


Title:  Jim Limber Davis: A Black Orphan in the Confederate White House
Authors: Rickey Pittman, Judith Hierstein (Illustrator)Genre: Grade 2-4
Publication Date: 4/15/2007
Media:  Hardback
Book Description: CSA President Jefferson Davis registered Jim as a free black child and became Jim's legal guardian.

Title:  Virginia's Black Confederates: Essays and Rosters
Authors: Greg Eanes
Genre: Nonfiction
Publication Date: January 28, 2014
Media: Paperback
Book Description: Virginia's Black Confederates: Essays and Rosters' Civil War Sesquicentennial Edition (2nd Edition) contains the names of over 1,600 African-Americans, free and slave, who worked for the Confederate war effort. The work includes essays on the black Confederate experience with a focus on Virginia.

Title: Black Confederates and Afro-Yankees in Civil War Virginia
Subtitle: A Nation Divided: New Studies in Civil War History Series Edition 1'
Author: Ervin L. Jordan
Genre: Nonfiction
Publication Date: 1995
Media: Paperback
Book Description:Witness every aspect of black life: slave and free; rural and urban; home front and battlefield; at work on plantations but also in munitions factories in Richmond; as wartime Union spies and as soldiers in the Confederate army.

Title: Freedom's Child: The Life of a Confederate General's Black Daughter
Author: Carrie Allen McCray
Genre: Nonfiction
Publication Date: 1/28/1998
Media: Paperback
Book Description: McCray's loving tribute to her mother chronicles one woman's battle for racial equality from Reconstruction to the Depression. That Mary Allen was born in 187x of a white Confederate general and a black housekeeper.

Title: Stonewall Jackson: The Black Man's Friend
Author: Richard G. Williams, Jr.
Genre: Nonfiction
Publication Date: 2006
Media: Hardback
Book Description:  Exploring in depth Confederate General "Stonewall" Jackson's now famous "Colored Sabbath School," Richard Williams reveals--for the first time--the influence General Stonewall Jackson's efforts had on subsequent generations of African Americans.
Black Confederate Context:  On the book cover is Jefferson Shields, body servant of Colonel James Kerr Edmonson (Company H , Rockbridge Rifles, 27th Virginia Infantry).  There is also a brief account of Jefferson Shields in Chapter four (4).  The entire Chapter Six (6) is dedicated to the historical accounts during the war of Jim Lewis, personal servant of General Stonewall Jackson.


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