Excerpted from African American Faces of the Civil War by Ronald S. Coddington.
Copyright 2012 by Johns Hopkins University Press. Reprinted by permission of the author and Johns Hopkins University Press. https://www.press.jhu.edu/books/title/10717/african-american-faces-civil-war
712 Martha A. Lively pension record, NARA.
714 Several men named William Mansfield lived in Hart and the surrounding counties. Henry’s two brothers, Richard and Thomas, kept the Mansfield name. This suggests that Henry was sold away from them.
715 A search of federal census records to determine the identity and background of Harvey Adams had been inconclusive. Martha A. Lively pension record, NARA.
717 Henry Lively military service record, NARA.
718 Theodore Francis Wright, who served as first lieutenant of Company F, wrote these words on the back of the carte de visite of Lively.
719 Martha A. Lively pension record, NARA.
*Photo courtesy of the Randolph Linsly Simpson African-American Collection, James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection in the Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
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