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Excerpted from the ‘Confederate Veteran’ volume 6, 1998 “Confederate Images; Capt. William E. Curry, Co.A, 8th Kentucky Cavalry Regt.”:

“During all this time [1862], 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 ~

Milton Gess
Mason Christian
Pempy Wilson
Otello Chin
Zack Taylor Bell
Juno Spurr
John Prewet
Jim Crystal
Eli Scott
Jim Veel
Joe Pig
Cleet Spurr
Marcus Allen

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

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would like a brief of CSRs if available and any other info verifying service.

Thanks,

GP

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