Excerpted from the ‘Confederate Veteran’ volume 6, 1998 “Confederate Images; Capt. William E. Curry, Co.A, 8th Kentucky Cavalry Regt.”:
“During all this time , Captain Curry had a farm hand servant named John, who along with several other free and enslaved Blacks, was listed as part of Co.Q in the 8th Kentucky Cavalry.”
The following note & roster was sent to me by John Wells III, former chief-genealogist for the Sons of Confederate Veterans:
“Champ: This is from the Colonel Cluke papers. He was the C.O. of the 8th Kentucky Cavalry, CSA.
Milton Gess was the slave & later free Negro who worked for my great-great grandfather John Gess who served in the 8th.”
~ Roster ‘Free Colored’ Troops Co.Q ~
Zack Taylor Bell
Excerpted from an interview with George Levy, author of “To Die In Chicago, Confederate Prisoners at Camp Douglas 1862-65” (Confederate Veteran magazine, volume 5, 1999).
In the interview (pg.32) he mentions:
“...One of the Black Confederates was killed as soon as he got to Camp Douglas by the guards. I think it was Henry Marshall (14 yrs old) of Company B of the 14th Kentucky Cavalry, as I recall...”
Source of info--- http://geocitiessites.com/Pentagon/Fort/2754/Black_Raiders.html
would like a brief of CSRs if available and any other info verifying service.