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3rd Mississippi Inf. Regt.
1. Solomon Littleton, Died march 2, 1862, Camp Morton, Ind. (Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Mississippi) (http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~indiana42nd/Confederate_Burials_Crown_Hill_RevIII.pdf)



17th Mississippi
1. George -- Servant to Charles C. Cummings, Co. B, CSR reviewed, it appears there are two sets of records for this man combined. --Documentation found at http://dixieoutfitters.com/p/tribute-to-man-in-black?ol=no&pi=2673&ri=2669

From Volume IV, 1896, page 153, Confederate Veterans Magazine
Compiled Editions for The National Historical Society
Broadfoot Publishing



20th Mississippi
1. Isaac Wood -- Colored Boy. Co, E. Name appears on a roll of POWs at Camp Douglas, Ill. Sent to Vicksburg Sept 2, 1862, to be exchanged. Captured Fort Donelson, Feb. 16, 1862.
Remarks: Colored Boy retained at Camp Douglas.
(CSR, CWSS





23rd Mississippi
1. Albert -- Slave Co. b, Cook. Enlisted Oct. 13, 1863, Holly Springs Miss. On a roll for March and April, Absent without leave since Jan. 1864. (Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Mississippi)



41st Mississippi
1. Moses --Negro Boy, Co. I. Laundress. Enlisted March 10, 1864, Dalton, Ga. for 9 months. Roll dated Aug. 31, 1864, present. (Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Mississippi)

2. Peter -- Slave. Co. B. Laundress. Enlisted April 10, 1864, Dalton, Ga. Roll dated May to Aug. 1864, Present. (Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Mississippi)



Harvey’s Scouts

1.Willis Howcott-- Documentation found at http://blackconfederates.blogspot.com/
The 21-foot high granite obelisk stands in a residential area on Academy Street, E. Canton, MS in front of a cemetery. It was built in the 1890s with funds provided by William Hill Howcott... The inscription includes these words: “A tribute to my faithful servant and friend, Willis Howcott, a colored boy of rare loyalty and faithfulness, whose memory I cherish with deep gratitude.”

Harley Howcott reports that his Great-grandfather, W.H. Howcott, was only 15 years old when he joined Harvey's Scouts in 1864. Willis, his childhood playmate and friend, was only 13 but would not be dissuaded from being at his side. Willis was, tragically, killed in combat sometime in 1865 at the age of 14. The monument was erected by his friend years after the war, after he had left Mississippi for New Orleans and made his fortune. The memory of the loss of his close friend never left him. That W.H. Howcott returned 31 years after Willis' death to erect a 21 foot tall monument to their friendship speaks volumes.

No CSR found for a W. H. Howcott.



Unknown Unit or Service
1. Alex -- Negro. Lab. See manuscript 4687. June 1863, Meridian, Miss.
2. Tobe -- Laborer. See manuscript 4687. June 1863, Meridian, Miss.








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