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Colored Recruits from Howard County

Source: History of Howard and Cooper Counties, 1883, pp. 278-282.

The former owners of slaves, and their descendants in Howard county, may feel some interest in looking over the list of negroes who enlisted in the war of 1861. The list does not contain the names of all the slaves who entered the army from Howard county. The number enrolled and in the service (U.S. army) was 600; the whole number fit for military duty was 930. This was in 1864. One of the most remarkable facts connected with the history of those times - a fact showing the astonishing credulity of the people - was the belief that the institution of slavery would either remain intact, or that the owners of slaves would be compensated for their loss. Notwithstanding the enrollment of negroes was going on in their very presence, where they could be seen drilling daily for service, they were bought and sold as though the existence of the “peculiar institution” had not been imperiled by the war. The sale of the following slaves took place as late as January, 1864; they were owned by Phillip ROBERTSON’s estate, and were sold at the court-house door in Fayette: Dick, aged 31 years, bought by David E. HAYS, price $140. Baltimore, aged 25, by David DENNIS, $100. Elizabeth, aged 13, by Jos. ROBB, $200. Caroline, aged 9, by A. J. ROBERTSON, $174.50. William, aged 11, by Hiram ROBERTSON, $211. Susan, aged 6, by Wm. SHIELDS, $78.85. Kitt, aged 3, by Jno. MANION, $48.50.

Colored Recruits:

						
	Aaron, owned by Wm. LONG
	Abraham, owned by estate of George P. BASS
	Adam, owned by John R. WHITE
	Adam, owned by estate of F. E.WILLIAMS
	Alex, owned by Jo DAVIS
	Alexander, owned by Hiram ROBERTSON
	Alfred, owned by Andrew TOLSON
	Alfred, owned by John R. WHITE
	Allin, owned by estate of F. E. WILLIAMS
	Ambrose, owned by G. F. STAPLETON
	Ambrose, owned by H. DUDGEON
	Amos, owned by James PERKINS
	Anderson, owned by Jack HADEN
	Andrew, owned by S. T. CREWS
	Andrew, owned by John BLAKEY									
	Andy, owned by John R. WHITE
	Antony, owned by George HARVEY
	Baddies, owned by W. P. HAWLEY
	Barny, owned by Mark JACKMAN
	Bartlett, owned by Rice PATTERSON
	Ben, owned by A. W. MORRISON
	Ben, owned by Sarah BARNES
	Ben, owned by David ISAACS
	Ben, owned by Wm. WIGHAM
	Benton, owned by Ira C. DARBY
	Benton, owned by James MEANS
	Booker, owned by Willoughby WILLIAMS
	Charles, owned by Ann MILLER
	Charles, owned by Gideon WRIGHT
	Charles, owned by Solomon BARNETT
	Charles, owned by L. S. EDDINS
	Charles, owned by Gerard ROBINSON
	Charles, owned by J. H. PETTY
	Cyrus, owned by Elizabeth HUGHES
	Cyrus, owned by Richard EARICKSON
	Daniel, owned by estate of William BROWN
	Daniel, owned by Federal WALKER
	David, owned by G. W. STAPLETON
	Dennis, owned by John HICKERSON
	Edmon, owned by C. E. GIVENS
	Edward, owned by J. R. ESTILL
	Frank, owned by Joe Swan HUGHES
	Frederick, owned by Thos. C. BOGGS
	Garland, owned by Ann ADAMS
	George, owned by John W. WITHERS
	George, owned by Thomas DINWIDDIE
	George, owned by A. COOPER
	George, owned, by Nancy SNELL
	George, owned by Susan JACKSON
	George, owned by Roxanna B. HERN
	Granderson, owned by Mary WITHERS
	Green, owned by John EMBREE
	Harrison, owned by J. T. CARSON
	Harrison, owned by Wesley GREEN
	Henry, owned by Narcissus SNODDY
	Henry, owned by T. H. RICHARDS
	Henry, owned by Moses BURTON
	Henry, owned by Colonel John F. WILLIAMS
	Henry, owned by A. COOPER
	Howard, owned by S. T. CREWS
	Howard, owned by Thos. C. BOGGS
	Isaac, owned by estate of Wm. ELGIN
	Isaac,owned by C. E. GIVENS
	Jackson owned by J. W. A. PATTERSON
	Jackson, owned by L. D. BROWN
	Jackson, owned by estate of William BROWN
	Jackson, owned by John SNODDY
	Jacob, owned by John Q. A. BIBB
	Jacob, owned by John R. WHITE
	Jacob, owned by Mrs. J. BLYTHE
	Jacob, owned by P. W. HAWLEY
	Jake, owned by estate of A. LEONARD
	James, owned by G. W. STAPLETON
	James, owned by W. L. REEVES
	James, owned by W. P. HAWLEY
	James, owned by David ISAACS
	James, owned by B. EDDINS
	Jeff, owned by W. L. REEVES
	Jim, owned by Archie WOODS
	Jim, owned by Bainer SPOTTS
	John, owned by estate of John A. TALBOTT
	John, owned by Ira C. DARBY
	John, owned by estate of David JOHNSON
	John, owned by Archibald HILL
	John, owned by Ben REEVES
	John, owned by Joseph HOCKERSMITH
	Joseph, owned by A. COOPER
	Joseph, owned by estate of Roland HUGHES
	Judd, owned by L. S. EDDINS
	Lee, owned by James PROCTOR
	Lewis, owned by William PAYNE
	Lewis, owned by A. W. MORRISON
	Lewis, owned by W. P. JACKSON
	Lewis, owned by J. P. MORRISON
	Lowry, owned by J. R. ESTILL
	Lunzen, owned by C. E. GIVENS
	Mack, owned by Willoughby WILLIAMS
	Mack, owned by Eliza STAPLETON
	Martin, owned by J. W. A. PATTERSON
	Martin, owned by J. H. HUGHES
	Martin, owned by Thomas KNOUSE.
	Merit, owned by Jeff PAYNE
	Olie, owned by J. R. ESTILL
	Oliver, owned by M. G. MAUPIN
	Ollie, owned by Wesley GREEN
	Oscar, owned by P. W. HAWLEY
	Perry, owned by Ira C. DARBY
	Pleasant, owned by Mrs. Sallie PATTON
	Polk, owned by Wesly GREEN
	Preston, owned by John R. WHITE
	Reuben, owned by Mary Ann CAKE
	Richard, owned by Benj. REEVES
	Robert, owned by Luther COOPER
	Robert, owned by James FERGUSON
	Robert, owned by James P. BECK
	Sam, owned by James MEANS
	Sam, owned by B. W. LEWIS
	Sam, owned by John R. WHITE
	Sam, owned by Henry KNOUSE
	Samuel, owned by estate of J. Q. HICKS
	Samuel, owned by L. T. PATRICK
	Sanford, owned by Nancy SNELL
	Shelby, owned by Federal WALKER
	Solomon, owned by Dr. Thomas DINWIDDIE
	Squire, owned by Frank WILLIAMS
	St. Andrew, owned by Federal WALKER
	Stephen, owned by Hampton GREEN
	Thomas, owned by Mrs. Sallie PATTON
	Thomas, owned by W. B. MUIR
	Thomas, owned by Stephen MOTT
	Thomas, owned by L. S. EDDINS
	Toby, owned by John KIRBY
	Turner, owned by John BURTON
	Walter, owned by Roxanna B. HERN
	Warren, owned by estate of A. LEONARD
	William, owned by Benj. REEVES
	William, owned by I. S. BROOKS
	William, owned by Wade M. JACKSON
	William, owned by R. J. PAYNE
	William, owned by S. T. CREWS
	William, owned by John R. WHITE
	William, owned by J. P. MORRISON
	William, owned by R. T. PREWITT
	William, owned by J. G. LONG
	Willis, owned by Samuel MADDOX

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