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Welcome to the Black Confederate Soldiers website which focuses on connecting families with their ancestor's genealogical records and citations. The purpose of this website is to provide a one-stop location of free genealogy records by state about 19th Century slaves and freedmen who served in various capacities with the Confederate States Army and Navy during the American Civil War.  Primary and Secondary sources of information are made available to family historians researching ancestors who lived in the southern states during the American Civil War (1861-1865).  


The website was reorganized in 2014 from its 2010 layout to make it easier for librarians, archivists, genealogists and family historians to find content by state.  As research uncovers additional records, information will be added to this website. All content and opinions on this site generated by Publishers, Editors, Journalists, Authors, Book Reviewers, Artists and others are the property and copyright of their respective holders.

 

 


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Title: EBONY Magazine

Article: The Negro In the Civil War
Publisher: Johnson Publishing Company

Editor-In-Chief: Terry Glover

Publication Date: June 1962

Magazine Description: EBONY is the flagship magazine of Johnson Publishing. Founded in 1945 by John H. Johnson, EBONY still maintains the highest global circulation of any African American-focused magazine.

Black Confederate Context:
The June 1962 issue of EBONY Magazine includes an account of African-Americans in the Confederacy.  The opening sentence states "Confederacy was first to recognize the Negro as military factor in the war."


 

 

Civil War Soldier Service Records


Celebrating African-American Contributions to United States Military History and

Connecting Families with priceless genealogical records and citations






William Dove
Military Duty: Cook
Confederate States Army North Carolina
5th Cavalry Company D
Lot Allen
Military Duty:  On Duty Cook
Union Army  21st United States Colored Troops  Company A
(Source: NARA 586957, M270)
(Source: NARA 300398, M1823)

 Note:  The Congress of the Confederate States of America did not authorize African-Americans to enlist until  General Orders No. 14 was issued on March 23, 1865.  However, prior to March 1865, there were several Confederate Officers who enlisted African-Americans in their individual military units of the Confederate States Army and Navy.   Thanks to these forward thinking Confederate Officers, there are civil war soldier service records which provide important genealogical data for many family historians.

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