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- Confederate Citizens File
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- Board of Commissioners – Emancipation of Slaves in DC
- Court Slave Records for DC
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My Great Great Granpaw and his son my great Granpaw were in the CSAA as gunsmiths. Battlefield guns damaged or whatever were brought to them at a small plantation in south Georgia. They were blacksmiths by original trade, After Sherman did his deed the family migrated to the east bank the Mississippi River and camped and worked for a couple years. Finally by 1870 they accumulated funds and bought 1200 acres in SW Arkansas and moved and started a community including school, church and store We are all very proud of them and our family is traced back to the very beginnings of the USA.