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Sources: As noted including Booth's records located at --- http://www.youngsanders.org/youngsanderssoldierscommands.html

1st La. Arty.
1. Bancum, Sam, Negro Cook Co. G. 1st La. Arty. On Rolls of Prisoners of War Paroled Meridian, Miss., May 14th. 1865. Res., Mobile. Ala. (Booth's)



Bridges' Batty. La. Lt. Arty
1. Jordan, _, Colored Boy, Bridges' Batty. La. Lt. Arty. En. Jan. 20, 1862, Georgetown. On Rolls of Paroled Prisoners of War, Paroled at Greensboro, N. C., April 26, 1865. (Booth's)



Fenner's Batty. La. Lt. Arty
1. Felix, _ (Colored), Pvt. Cook, Capt. Fenner's Batty. La. Lt. Arty. En. July 1, 1862, Jackson. Present on all Rolls to Dec., 1863, from time of enlistment. (Booth's)

2. George, _, (colored) Pvt. Cook, Capt. Fenners Batty. La. Lt. Arty. En. May 16, 1862. Jackson. Rolls from Sept, 1862, to Aug. 7, 1863, Present. (Booth's)

3. Jake, ___ (colored), Cook, Capt. Fenner's Batty. La. Lt. Arty. En. Sept. 25, 1862, Port Hudson, La. Roll for Jan. 1 to June 30, 1863, dated Aug. 7, 1863. Deserted Jan. 19, 1863. Name inadvertently omitted in last Muster Roll. (Booth's)

4. Joe (colored), Pvt. Capt. Fenner's Batty. La. Lt. Arty. En. July 1, 1862, Jackson, Miss. Present on all Rolls to Oct., 1863. Roll for Nov. and Dec., 1863, Absent, sick, in _. (Booth's)

5. Octave (Colored),Pvt. Cook Capt. Fenner's La. Lt. Arty. En. July 1, 1862, Jackson. Rolls from Sept., 1862, to Dec., 1863, Present. (Booth's)

6. Stephen, _, (Colored), Cook Capt. Fenner's Batty. La. Lt. Arty. En. May 8, 1863, Osyka. Rolls July, 1863, to Dec., 1863, Present. (Booth's)



1st La. Hvy. Arty
1. Lattier, Clark(Negro), Cook Co. E, 1st La. Hvy. Arty. (Regulars). En. Nov. 1st, 1862, Vicksburg,Miss. Roll for April 30 to Oct. 31, 1863, Absent, supposed to have gone to La. with his Master,Pvt. F. C. Lattier. (Booth's)

2. Sam (Negro), Negro Cook, Co. G, 1st La. Hvy Arty. (Regulars). En. Jan. 21, 1864, Mobile, Ala. Hired as a Cook with the consent of the owner, Pvt. Wm. Baucum, Co. G, 6th La. Arty. Rolls March, 1864, to April, 1865, Present. (Booth's)



6th Louisiana Cav
1. Gabriel Grappe -- Pvt. Co. H. On April 6, 1862, at Monroe,
Grappe joined Captain Thomas W. Fuller's Bossier Cavalry company. Gabirel, born in 1825, was the son of Jacques Grappe and Marie Rose de la Cerda. Jacques Grappe was "half-Negro, one-eighth Chitimachas Indian and threeeighths French." Rose de la Cerda was of Spanish ancestry and probably had no black ancestors. The 1860 census shows Gabriel Grappe was a wagoner, but when he enlisted he gave his occupation as farmer. From Monroe, Fuller's company went to Tennessee and fought in skirmishes both there and in northern Mississippi. Grappe appears on a muster roll for January and February 1863 as being absent sick at Okalona, Mississippi, and makes no further appearance in official records until October 1, 1864. On that date a Confederate officer in Natchitoches wrote
that Grappe had joined Captain R. B. Love's Company H, Sixth Louisiana Cavalry Regiment. It is possible that Grappe received a discharge from Fuller's company and later enlisted in Love's, or he may have transferred from one company to the other shortly after the formation of the Sixth Louisiana Cavalry (the Bossier Cavalry now serving as Company C of the regiment). The regiment saw no combat duty in late 1864 or early 1865 but served on courier and guard duty. Grappe surrendered and received his parole at Natchitoches on June 15, 1865.
(CWS&S, CSR, Booth's Documentation at http://vcwsg.com/PDF%20Files/Free%20Men%20of%20Color%20in%20Grey.pdf)

2. M. Grappe -- Co. H. The eight remaining free men of color from the Campti area served in Company H, Sixth Louisiana Cavalry, with Gabriel Grappe. One man was Gabriel's brother McGhee (or Margil), born in 1835 and by occupation a carpenter. Grapp, M., Pvt. Co. H, 6th La. Cav. Appears on Roll of Prisoners of War, Paroled at
Natchitoches, La., June 15, 1865. Res. Bienville Par., La.
(CSR, CWS&S, Booth's, Documentation at http://vcwsg.com/PDF%20Files/Free%20Men%20of%20Color%20in%20Grey.pdf)



8th Louisiana Inf.
1. Charles F. Lutz --- Charles
F. Lutz, born in June 1842, was the son of Frederick Guillaume Lutz and Caroline Marx (or Manse), a mulatto woman. Charles Lutz joined Captain James C. Pratt's Opelousas Guards company, which became Company F, Eighth Louisiana Infantry Regiment, on June 23, 1861. This regiment went to Virginia and formed part of a brigade commanded by Brigadier General Richard Taylor. The Eighth Louisiana fought in the battles of Winchester, Cross Keys, Port Republic, the Seven Days, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, and Fredericksburg. In the battle of Second Fredericksburg,or Marye's Heights, on May 3, 1863, Lutz fell into enemy hands with more than one hundred of his comrades. He remained in Federal prisons for about two weeks before being exchanged to rejoin his unit. At the Battle of Gettysburg, on July 2, 1863, Lutz received a severe wound in his left forearm and again became a prisoner. After holding him in a prison hospital in New York, Federal authorities exchanged Lutz on September 16, 1863, at City Point, Virginia. He went home on furlough after his release. While at Opelousas, Lutz became involved in some kind of difficulty in May or June 1864. As a result of this mysterious event, Lutz lost his right arm. He claimed in a pension application after the war that he was shot in the arm but did not elaborate on the nature of the affair. Lutz went to Texas to live with his brother in Polk County. On May 9, 1865, he received a discharge at the General Hospital at Houston on the basis of a surgeon's certificate of disability. Lutz married after the war and later moved to Westlake in Calcasieu Parish. After two attempts, Lutz finally received a Confederate pension from the state of Louisiana in 1900. Of the men discussed here, Lutz was probably the only one who passed for and enlisted as white. The federal census of
1880 and 1900 list him as such.

Sources :CSR. Documnetation from --http://vcwsg.com/PDF%20Files/Free%20Men%20of%20Color%20in%20Grey.pdf




16th La. Inf.
1. Auguste, Lufoy Pierre. Pvt. Co. K. 16th La. Infty. En. Sept. 29th, 1861, Camp Moore, La. Present on All Rolls from Sept., 1861, to Oct., 1862. Roll for Nov. and Dec., 1862, "Colored Man.
Dropped from Roll by Order of Col. Gober, Dec. 8th, 1862."

Lufroy Pierre-Auguste was born in St. Landry Parish about 1830. He was the son of Pierre Pierre-Auguste and Gabriele Tessier, free persons of color. The 1860 census shows that Lufroy worked as a stockherder for Francois P. Pitre, Jr. Lufroy left his farm and joined Captain Daniel Gober's Big Cane rifles, which became Company K, Sixteenth Louisiana Infantry Regiment. The first two muster rolls of this company list him as a free man of color—the only such instance found in researching these men. None of the men discussed in this manuscript, except for Lutz and possibly Gabriel Grappe, pretended they were white. The other men in their units undoubtedly knew them as free blacks. The Sixteenth Louisiana fought in the battles of Shiloh, Farmington, and Perrysville. On December 8, 1862, while in camp at Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Lufroy received a discharge from Confederate service. The reason given for his dicharge was that he was a "colored man." Apparently superior authorities had finally discovered that he was black and ordered his separation from the army. Lufroy went home, but he did become involved in one other incident before war's end. On May 13, 1865, he surprised two Jayhawkers near Opelousas. These men made up part of a band of outlaws, deserters, and draft dodgers who resisted Confederate authority. The two Jayhawkers fired at him, and he returned fire, hitting one of the men. Lufroy married in 1869, but no further information on his life after the war has come to light so far

(Booth's, CSR, Documentation at http://vcwsg.com/PDF%20Files/Free%20Men%20of%20Color%20in%20Grey.pdf)




29th Louisiana Inf.
1. Jean Baptiste Pierre-Auguste --was born in St. Landry Parish in May 1842. He was possibly the son of Ursin and Caroline Pierre-Auguste, both free persons of color. Jean Baptiste joined Captain James W. Bryan's company at Lake Charles in early 1862. He may have been living in Calcasieu Parish when the war began. Bryan's unit became Company I, Twenty-ninth Louisiana Infantry Regiment, on April 15, 1862. The regiment went to Vicksburg, Mississippi. There the unit participated in various campaigns in defense of the city, particularly the Battle of
Chickasaw Bluffs, December 28-29, 1862. The Twenty-ninth Louisiana was part of the Confederate garrison besieged at Vicksburg between May 19 and July 4, 1863. The men fought back two major Union assaults on their trenches. Jean Baptiste received a slight wound to his thigh during one of these actions. Following the surrender of theConfederate garrison, he went home on parole. The men of the Twenty-ninth Louisiana returned to duty in the summer of 1864 near Alexandria. From that time until the end of the war, the regiment did little except routine garrison duty. In February and March 1865, Jean Baptiste was detailed as a cook for his company's officers, possibly a duty he received because he was a free black. A clothing issue book kept by Captain Bryan shows Jean Baptiste in service as late as May 12, 1865. The Twenty-ninth Louisiana disbanded near Mansfield about May 19, and the men went to their homes without official paroles. Jean Baptiste was
married at least twice. The 1900 census for Calcasieu Parish lists him as a
single parent, but he stated he had a wife and four children when he applied for a Confederate pension in 1912. The State Board of Pension Commissioners originally rejected his application because he had no official parole. Several of
his former comrades sent in affidavits attesting to his service until the end of the war, and he received his pension in 1915.

(CSR, Documentation at http://vcwsg.com/PDF%20Files/Free%20Men%20of%20Color%20in%20Grey.pdf)



Cres. Regt. La. Inf.
1. Fleming, Peter, Colored Servant, Co. G, Cres. Regt. La. Inf. Roll for March 8 to June _. 1862,
shows him ordered into service of the State of Louisiana as laundress. (Booth's)

2. Woods, Edward W. D., Colored Servant, Co. G, Cres. Regt. La. Inf. Roll March 8 to June 6, 1862, dated March 8, 1862 (only Roll on which borne), En. _. Remarks: Boy mustered as Laundress. (Booth's)



22nd Louisiana
1. John (negro boy), Cook Co. B, 22nd and 23rd La. Inf. Roll for Jan. and Feb., 1863, Present. Attached to Co. as Cook, Jan. 1, 1863. (Booths)



2nd reserve Corps
1. Evariste Guillory, Sr. --Pvt. Co. I, 2nd La. Reserve Corps. Appears on Roll of Prisoners of War,
Paroled at Washington, La., June 17, 1865. Res. St. Landry Par., La.
(Booth's, CSR, Documentation at http://vcwsg.com/PDF%20Files/Free%20Men%20of%20Color%20in%20Grey.pdf)

2. Evariste Guillory, Jr. -- Pvt. Co. I, 2nd La. Reserve Corps. Appears on Roll of Prisoners of War,Paroled at Washington, La., June 17, 1865. Res. St. Landry Par., La.
(Booth's, CSR, Documentation at http://vcwsg.com/PDF%20Files/Free%20Men%20of%20Color%20in%20Grey.pdf)



Unknown Unit
1. Adam Anderson, Colored man. Letter of knowledge .Clinton, La. Conscripted. Exempte from duty in Confederate Army. Deserted.
Part 2 of letter Conscripted in August or Sept. of 1864. (Unfiled Papers and Slips Belonging in Confederate Compiled Service Records. Footnote)

2.Jesse Gardner -- Two of the men were a father and son—Jesse (or Jessy) and William Gardner. William was the son of Jesse and Jane
Laury and was born February 24, 1840. (Could not determine service because of lack of information.Documentation at http://vcwsg.com/PDF%20Files/Free%20Men%20of%20Color%20in%20Grey.pdf)

3. William Gardner -- Two of the men were a father and son—Jesse (or Jessy) and William Gardner. William was the son of Jesse and Jane
Laury and was born February 24, 1840.(Could not determine service because of lack of information or duplication of names .Documentation at http://vcwsg.com/PDF%20Files/Free%20Men%20of%20Color%20in%20Grey.pdf)

4. Alphonse Perot-- The Perot brothers did not fare as well as McGhee Grappe. Prudhomme sent Alphonse on October 7 to Alexandria to serve as a laborer. Joseph received orders to appear before a medical examining board no later than October 16 to determine if his health would permit him to do heavy labor. No further information on him has come to light and his ultimate fate is unknown.

5. Joseph Perot -- Same as above.
(Could not determine service because of lack of information or duplication of names .Documentation at http://vcwsg.com/PDF%20Files/Free%20Men%20of%20Color%20in%20Grey.pdf)

6. John Adams -- Little information has come to light on John Adams, the last of the Campti group. Born in 1842, he made his living as a shoemaker. A descriptive list gives his complexion as quadroon. (Could not determine service because of lack of information or duplication of names .Documentation at http://vcwsg.com/PDF%20Files/Free%20Men%20of%20Color%20in%20Grey.pdf)



Jerry -- Slave of Dr. Smith. "He never obtained it, and finally went away with them, although he had been with his master through the early Virginia and Tennessee campaigns, having frequent opportunities to escape, but never availing himself of them."
(Official report relative to the conduct of federal troops in western Louisiana
during the invasions of 1863 and 1864 Compiled from sworn testimony, under direction of Governor Henry W. Allen Page 66)



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