Re: Militia vs. Confederate Service
Where are you seeing copies of the BEE past July 1861? The Daily True Delta covered the event, but didn't cover the colored company announcement or mention them in the guard. The New Orleans Commercial Bulletin and the Shreveport Dialy News covered the announcement of the colored guard, but did not cover the event in the detail of naming any of the guard. Also, there are copies missing from papers between Sept. 30, 1861 and Oct. 5, 1861 that should have more detail. But there are papers from Mobile to New England that mention the colored guard in the weeks after the event.