I would appreciate some help regarding the following 2 soldiers.
T. S. Knight (Thomas S. Knight) of Rapides Parish
6th Regiment Louisiana Cavalry
Allen F. Cryer of Rapides Parish
27th Regiment Louisiana Infantry
Substitute for Thos. S. Knight
Thomas S. Knight has one card in his CMSR, which is a surrender and parole record. At the bottom of the jacket there is a note that says refer to Allen Cryer of the 27th Infantry.
On the first card in the CMSR of Allen F. Cryer there is a note that says that he is a substitute for Thomas S. Knight of Rapides Parish.
If Thomas Knight had a substitute, then why does he have a surrender and parole record with the 6th Cavalry?
In the spring of 1862 what was the age range of those who were required to serve?