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Servants' Roster

Throughout the war there were faithful servants who endured all the hardships and perils encountered by the enlisted members of the 33rd Mississippi Infantry. This page is an effort to recognize and honor those faithful members who also served with the regiment and are often forgotten.

Jack Belton was a body servant to John Q. Adams an 18 year-old conscript who became a member of Co. D, October 6, 1863 in Brookhaven, MS. Belton was 82 years old and lived in Deeson, Sunflower Co., MS when he applied for a pension on September 1, 1918, which was rejected.

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John Coleman Bryant (born between 1795 and 1800 in Mississippi) belonged to William Daniel Coleman, Sr., who died January 28, 1851. Colemanís fourteen slaves were divided among his wife and six children.

During the War Between the States, John Coleman Bryant was sent as a body servant to William Daniel Coleman, Jr. who had enlisted in the Franklin Guards, Co. D, of the 33rd Mississippi Infantry. William was wounded at the Battle of Peachtree Creek, GA, July 20, 1864, and had to have his arm amputated. According to the Colemanís family oral history, John Coleman Bryant retrieved the wounded William from the battlefield, nursed him back to health and returned him home to his family.

After the war, John remained with the Coleman family. He died April 05, 1875, and is buried in the Robinson Cemetery in Jefferson County near his former slave owners. His epitaph reads; "Farewell John Bryant, Tho Lost to Sight to Memory Dear."

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Charles Coleman Earls  was sent as a body servant to Daniel S. Coleman who had also enlisted in the Franklin Guards, Co. D, of the 33rd Mississippi Infantry. Daniel died August 23, 1864, of disease in the Macon, Georgia hospital. Daniel's body servant Charles returned home to Jefferson County. Charles died September 12, 1928, and is buried at the Hickory Block Church in Jefferson County, MS.

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Charles Earls  who may have been known as Charlie Coleman, was a servant to Dan Coleman. He was with the company when it surrendered at Greensboro, NC. He was 73 years old when he applied for a pension in Union Church, Jefferson County on August 12, 1918.

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Tom Poe was a servant to Capt. J.M. Tinnon, Co. G. for about nine months. He was at home at the end of the war. He was 66 years old and lived in Webster Co., MS when he applied for a pension September 7, 1903.

 "I hereby certify that Tom Poe "Col" served as cook in Co. G, 33 Regt. Inf. Volunteers from about July 1st, 1863 to March 1864.  That he faithfully discharged the duties required of him.  Witness my hand.  signed J.M. Tinnon, Capt. Co. G, 33 Regt. Inf. "Vols". 

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