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Researchers have provided information about the military service of men and women of color.
From The Battle of Griswoldville by Charles F. Wells. we find that “Professor E. M. Coulter [an eminent Georgia scholar] said Jeff Davis’s simplicity of manner and kindness was shone when he shook hands with forty negro workmen from a pistol factory in Griswold, Georgia.”
In this little-known battle in central Georgia, young boys and old men filled the ranks of state militia units who fought an ill-fated encounter with Sherman’s veteran troops. There are reports that blacks fought alongside the state troops at Griswoldville,
The above text is a sampling of accounts that can be found in county histories, genealogical publications, family papers, historical journals, Confederate veteran magazines, and published books.