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4th Tennessee Cav.
1. Wiley Stewart -- Co. H. Mustered in July 22, 1861 for a period of 12 months. ree person of color. (CWSS, CSR)



1. Black Berry, Negro "servant"Co. D. 15th Tenn Cav. Arrested Chester O. July 19, 1863. Received at Camp Chase Ohio, July 26, 1863. date of Departure Aug. 20 1863. Transferred to Camp Douglas. Died Nov. 5, 1863 --inflammation of lungs.



11th Tennessee
1. Joseph M. Corbitt. Pvt. Co. B. age 20 Muster Roll dated Aug, 16 1861. Muster in date May 10, 1861. Enlisted May 10, 1861, Nashville, for a period of 1 year. Remarks: Wagon driver. SLAVE APPEARING AS J.M.CORBITT IN CAPT RAINES. (Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Tennessee)



25th Tennessee
1. Stephen Randals/Randles-- Age 22. Co, A. Enlisted July 25, 1861, Tullahoma, by Lt. A. B. Hardcastle. Present July to Oct. muster roll. Muster roll dated Oct. 1, 1861, Camp myers, sworn in. Free Negro. (CSR)

2. A. B./ Ab Rickman -- Age 20. Co, A. Enlisted July 25, 1861, Tullahoma, by Lt. A. B. Hardcastle. Present July to Oct. muster roll. Muster roll dated Oct. 1, 1861, Camp myers, sworn in. Free Negro. (CSR)

3. Joseph Rickman -- Pvt. Co. C, 18 years old. Enlisted July 26, 1861, White Co.(?) by A. B. Hardcastle for a period of 12 months. Roll dated July to Oct. 1861, Free amn of Color present for duty. (CSR)

4. Joseph A. Rickman --Pvt. Co. C. Age 28. Enlisted Aug. 1, 1861, Camp Zolicoffer(?) by A. B. Hardcastle for a period of 12 months. Roll dated July to Oct. 1861, Free amn of Color present for duty. (CSR)

5. Benjamin Watson -- Colored. Free negro. Pvt. Co. i. 55 Years old. Enlisted at Camp Myers, Sept. 15, 1861 by A. B. Hardcastle for a period of 12 months. Present on roll August 1 to Oct. 31 1861. (CSR)

6. Churchwell Randalls-- Pvt. Co. C. Free man of Color. Enlisted Oct. 5, 1861 at Camp myers Ten. by J. P. Rosco for a period of 12 months. Roll dated to Oct 31, 1861 Present. (CSR)



5Th Tn. Cav.
1. Jackson Thomas-- Enlisted Nov. 13, 1861, Cleveland, Tn. for 12 months. Present on all cards until March 14, 1862 when he was either captured or killed at Big Creek. Another card at Tunnell Hill Ga. dated March 12, 1864, shows he was killed May 14 1863. His age is listed as 30 and 35.

Barrows, Segars and Rosenburg, Black Confederates, p.31-

John N. T. Hammonds (Camp Brown, Knoxville, Tennessee) to "Dear Uncle," February 10, 1862. (1)

I seat myself to write you a few lines to inform you that I am well hoping that those few lines may find you all well. I have nothing of importance to write to you at this time. My company is know [sic] station on Cumberland Mountain.(2) All but a few of us that was detailed to stay here to mind the tents & take care of some sick boys that we had sick here with the measels. We will all leave here in the morning. We had a small chunk of a fight with the Lincolnit[es] the 2 day of this instant. We killed six of them & taken one prisoner & wounded ten more. Jack Thomas a colored person that belongs to our company killed one of them...(3)

1. Courtesy Special Collections Library, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

2. Hammonds served in the 1st East Tennessee Cavalry Regiment, later designated as 5th (McKenzie's) Tenn.Cav., C.S.A.

3. The military record of one "Jackson Thomas," Pvt., Co. E, 5th (McKenzie's) Tenn. Cav., indicates that Thomas, age 30, was mustered in at Cleveland, Tenn., on Nov. 13, 1861....Confederate Compiled Service Record, 5th Tenn.Cav., Record Group 109, National Archives




59th Tenn
1. In researching the history of the 59th Tennessee Infantry, C.S.A.,I find two soldiers, James and Henry Cansler, who I assume are sons of Catherine Cansler, of Monroe County, Tennessee. What I can gather about Catherine, a white woman, is that she was born in North Carolina and married her father's former slave.

James Cansler enlisted as a "cook" in Co. B of the Regiment on 10-6-62, in Madisonville, and was present with his Company thru June 1863, enduring the Siege of Vicksburg. He has no Federal parole from the surrnder of Vicksburg, but was probably just released by the Federal authorities. James probably enlisted later in Co. K of the 40th U.S. Colored Infantry.

Henry Cansler enlisted in Co. E of the same Regiment on 3-7-63, also in Madisonville. He was paroled at Vicksburg, which is his last record in the unit.
There is another Cansler, Hugh Lawson White Cansler, who I assume is another brother. He served in the 43rd Tennessee and applied for a Tennessee Confederate "colored man's pension", #122.
Can anyone provide me with more information on these fellows? Am I correct in assuming that they are brothers?
(http://genforum.genealogy.com/cansler/messages/131.html)

Henry and James Cansler CSR do not indicate Negro . Hugh is listed in the Tn. Pension applications.



John Terrill -- Escort on Genl. James R. Chalmers staff
Source: Williamson County: Civil War Veterans. The Williamson County Historical Society, 2007: 94.
Found at http://battleoffranklin.wordpress.com/category/williamson-county-tn/
( Not found in Footnote, CWSS. )



12th Tenn.
1. Charley Hill, Co. K, Drummer, Field and Staff. Free colored. Enlisted May 23, 1861, Jackson, Tn. for a period of 12 months. Present on last card, Jan. & Feb. 1862. Fold3



The first after-action report written by then Brigadier-General U.S. Grant, was on the Battle of Belmont, Missouri, fought November 7, 1861. Part of the Confederate force was the Second Tennessee Infantry. The 2nd’s Captain of Company G, J. Welby Armstrong, had employed a “free man of color,” Levin Graham as a fifer and cook. Captain Armstrong would be killed in the battle, but the New Orleans Daily Crescent wrote of Levin in their issue for December 6, 1861, “He refused to stay in camp when the regiment moved, and obtaining a musket and cartridges, went across the river with us. He fought manfully, and it is known he killed four of the Yankees, from one of whom he took a colt revolver. He fought through the whole battle, and not a single man in our whole Army fought better.”













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