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Re: Peter Phelps, 2nd Texas Regt - from White to B

I may be one who started this. Note where I got the info. ----

Your request for information was received by the staff of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Unfortunately, we do not have a list or database of African-Americans employed by the Confederate States or the Texas Confederate governments.

Using the search term “Negro” we did locate the following information:

Reports of Slave Impressment may be found on the following Web site:

Over the years staff has compiled a list of soldiers and widows believed to be African-American that applied for Confederate pensions:
Name County Confederate pension applications
George Hampton Cherokee 39149
Austin Lott Harrison 41368 Believed to be Black
Henry Phillips Leon 34245
Adam Montgomery (Miller) Caldwell 41148
Wash White Kaufman 39363
Peter Phelps Galveston 07720
Peter Brown Gonzales 41122
Sidney Dearman Burleson 41750
Penn B. Elliott Travis Rejected
Charles Campbell Waller Rejected
Bud Dickson Harrison Rejected
Dock Erwin Austin Rejected
Susan Esters Dallas Rejected Widow of Louis Esters
Bettie Evans Burleson Rejected Widow of Silas A. Evans
Eda Horton San Augustine Rejected Widow of Dan Rawls
B. J. Jackson Grayson Rejected

Information concerning the Texas Confederate Pension Applications may be found on our Web site at:

We also searched the Index of Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts Cards using the 16 names listed above. Unfortunately, we did not locate muster roll cards that indicated the race of the soldiers.

If you would like photocopies of the Confederate pension applications, please resubmit your request with your mailing address to:


An invoice in the amount of $.10 a copy page plus postage will be mailed with your requested photocopies.

We hope this information will be helpful to you.

Research Assistant - sas
Texas State Library and Archives Commission
PO Box 12927
Austin, TX 78711-2927


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