Living in the Land of Cotton
Living in the Land of Cotton
  • The Black Confederate Soldier

    Clip 2 from 'Black Confederates: The Forgotten Men in Gray'

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    Dr. Leonard Haynes

    "When you eliminate the black Confederate Soldier, you've eliminated the history of the South."

    John C. Perry, Myths & Realities of American Slavery: The True History of Slavery in Dr. Leonard Haynes: America (Burd Street Press, 2003), 216. 

    Former Professor of Philosophy, Southern University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    Aaron Perry

    Aaron Perry

    Thirty Seventh North Carolina Regiment

    Head Stone

    BURIAL: Philadelphia Baptist Church Cemetery, Marshville, Union County, North Carolina

    Confederate Pension Papers

    In October of 1864, Aaron was awarded $10 (ten) by a Union County court order that read: Ordered by the Court that the County trustee pay D Rushing [sheriff] Ten Dollars to be paid over to a Slave of Capn [Captain] Wm [William] Perry by the name of Aron [Aaron] for meritorious Conduct in arresting some Yankeys [Yankees]  

    Anthony T Welters

    Private, Company B, 3rd Florida Infantry Regiment, Confederate States Army

    BURIAL: San Lorenzo Cemetery Saint Augustine, St. Johns County, Florida

    Anthony enlisted as a Fifer in Captain John L. Phillip's Militia Company before the War Between The States. When the Company was mustered into Confederate service, Anthony apparently did not formally reenlist but stayed with the Company throughout the war. He surrendered with Company B on April 26, 1865 in North Carolina. After the war, Anthony lived at 79 Bridge St. in St. Augustine with his wife Sedra and their children Lizzie, Frank, Sara, Annie, Necal, and Sadie. Anthony T. Welters died on January 5, 1902 at the age of 92 and is buried near family members in the San Lorenzo Cemetery, St. Augustine.

    Richard Quarls

    Company K, 7th South Carolina Infantry, at Camp Butler, South Carolina

    BURIAL: Rose Cemetery Tarpon Springs, Pinellas County, Florida

    Confederate Pension Claim