SCV wishes to salute black confederates
February is Black History Month and the Maj. Gen. William T. Martin Camp 590, Mississippi Division Sons of Confederate Veterans wishes to honor and salute the men of color listed below for their service to the Confederate army.
The men below, who were all from Adams County, were either of African descent or American. They could have been slaves or free persons of color and their story is often overlooked.
They all received a pension from the State of Mississippi for their service during the War for Southern Independence, and we would like to thank them and recognize them for that.
The pension records are on file with the Mississippi State Department of Archives and History.
-John Brannon, 16th MS Inf.
-Peter Banks, 28th MS Cav. and servant assigned to Gen. Richard Taylor
-Douglas Sanders, 4th Miss Cav.
-Edmund Field, Wirt Adams’ Cav.
-Mitchell Gardner, cook for the 1st MS Light Artillery
-Matt Gooden (Gordon), Henderson’s Miss Cav. Scouts
-Austin Gordon, servant 23rd Miss Cav. Battn
-Albert Hawkins, 4th La Cav.
-Matt Johnson, Jefferson Miss Lt Artillery
-George Lee, servant, 10th Miss Inf.
-Ned Sanders, 10th Miss Inf.
-William Singleton, servant Wirt Adams’ Cav.
-Abe Spellman, servant 19th Miss Inf.
-Rolly Washington, assigned to Gen P T Beauregard and listed as wounded in battle
-Peter Wiggins, 4th Miss Cav.
Allen Terrell, Commander/Editor
Maj. Gen. William T. Martin Camp 590