When I was creating the roster of company H for Cobb's Legion Cavalry Battalion, I found that two men in the company, Pvt. Francis G. Segars and Pvt. William R. Segars, were on extra duty as shoe makers in April of 1864. The Legion cavalry was still in VA at the time. I assumed these two men were brothers or at least cousins and perhaps that they had been shoe makers before the War, but then again maybe they just new how to work well with leather. When someone was on extra duty were they being punished, was it a means of making extra money, was it just a good way to use them if their company was low on mounts or were they just "volunteered" to help out with the needs of the Confederate army?