I thought I covered that pretty well up to and including it being against the Confederate Constitution.
If you so strongly disagree offer some proof like I did with the ORs. A cook carrying a we rifle shooting at Yankees ain't a soldier? Then neither were the cooks at Bastogne, Corridor, Bataan, USS Arizona, Chosen Reservoir or the thousands of other places where cooks served. If your argument is paperwork , then you are simply splitting hairs to make a point.