Posted By:Nancy Evans
Subject:Pulaski Light Artillery Trans Mississippi Arkansas
Post Date:March 30, 2013 at 15:45:44
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I am searching for confirmation regarding a solider in Co B of the Pulaski or Marshall Light Artillery Battery of Arkansas to see if he is an ancestor of mine.

His name is Joseph Black. The solder listed in the Confederacy in Feb of 1862 at Little Rock by Capt. Woodruff. He apparently was dropped from the rolls after not returning from

sick leave for a long time at Camp Mitchell in Oct 1863. I really cannot read the record very well. So I do wonder what happened to him.

My Joseph Black was born in AL ca. 1832-1835. It is said in the family he served in the Trans Mississippi and died during Civil War Service. He is not in the 1860 Census with his family in AL. I do find a Joseph Black in Pulaski Arkansas in 1860.

My Joseph's parents were Joseph and Mary (Polly) White. His father was born in PA his mother in Tenn. His parents were married 31, Dec, 1830 Washington, AL

Joseph's siblings are Mary Eleanor m. James Staples 2nd wife, Sarah Ann 1st wife James Staples, Oliva, Augusta m. John H Horne, Caroline or Carrie m. Joseph Estes, & Laura m. Donald G. McDonald.

If someone could help me confirm if the solider Joseph Black is my ancestor I would be

truly grateful. This has been a true brick wall for years for me.

Thank you in advance.