Re: More recruits, gifts, rules and battles
Yes, it was late war and I am not saying that these blacks were enlisted men or even how many or how few. But I believe that there were some that participated. He enlisted in Sept 64 and surrendered at the war's end in Grenada, his pension said that his unit never saw action. I have a pretty good notion that some locals did not necessarily enlist to take part in combat. I think I have read Union reports of civilians fighting with the butternuts. This is his unit...Co. A, Pettus' Battalion Cavalry, State Troops, from Panola County.