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Servant/slave cooking

On Jan. 24th, 1862, quartermaster clerk William H. Hill recorded in his diary that his mess was once again without a servant/slave to cook, serve and cleanup for them. Regimental surgeon Dr. Albert Gallatin Anderson’s servant/slave John “quit cooking for … Continue reading

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A runaway slave

It had been snowing on and off for three days and there were the usual nervous warnings from brigade to have rations cooked and be ready to march and fight if the Yankees advanced. Several inches of fresh snow had … Continue reading

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Slave-owning officers of the 13th

I finally found the time to run the names of some of the 13th’s commissioned and non-commissioned officers through the federal 1860 Slave Schedules Census search engine at Ancestry.com I have, so far, found the following slave ownership (or lack … Continue reading

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Slavery and the 13th

I don’t know how many men in the 13th regiment owned slaves. So far, there is evidence that nine of them either did or at least had family connections to slavery. (UPDATED, see below.) That’s out of the more than … Continue reading

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