Union and Confederate
According to the NPS Civil War Soldiers and Sailors summary, there were
903 persons serving the Union from Mississippi. 173,935 persons serving the Confederacy from Mississippi. And 887 Union African Americans or Colored Sailors from Mississippi. It has not been clarified IF the number of Colored Union Sailors from Mississippi is included in the number of persons serving the Union from Mississippi. Therefore, the total number of Union troops could possibly be increased to 1,710 in Total Union Mississippi Troops. OR the number of Union Troops given at 903 Total included the 887 Colored Union Sailors?
Freedmans Bureau and Slave Requirements for Conscription to the Confederacy
On March 3, 1864 the Freedman's Bureau was created. 10 days later on March 13th, 1864, President Jefferson Davis passed a bill which subjected slaves to military duty in the Confederacy.
Records of the Assistant Commissioner For the State of Mississippi
Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, 1865 - 1869 include Registers of Marriages of Freedmen Registers of Indentures of Colored Orphans Aug. 1865 - May 1866
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