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Mary Lee Brady, Ph.D.

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Bass Reeves and his father Arthur Reeves both apparently fought in the Civil War but not in the same combat unit listings, ... with Bass apparently fighting among the Native American forces that gave him refuge from slave catchers after he escaped from slavery.  The truth is that enlistments in Union forces during the Civil War proved hundreds of thousands of men had surnames naturally acquired via virtue of being descendents of slave owners and/or women who gave them birth, ... and knew for sure who their own fathers were and who fathered their children.

The great tragedy is that so many demographers have chosen to ignore facts that time has not blurred and washed away in human memory.  The story of Bass Reeves is all the more amazing because he did all the courageous and good deeds that Hollywood screen-writers routinely characterized as Whites only.  The real culprits are African-Americans themselves who dared not protest the racist propaganda being generated in the 1920s-1950s, ... until the 1960s demonstrated what America had begot. Two societies, one Black and one White, ... with conflicts in between about categorizations and classifications based on color and caste. 

The most popular points of ignorance about African-American history certainly includes who, how and why they acquired Anglo names like Brady and Reeves, with most scholars assuming that ex-slaves after emancipation chose to simply use surnames of their former owners.  The consecutive generations of slavery was a unavoidable undoing of slave-holding states by virtue of sheer numbers of courageous young men generated, ... who hated it and helped become the slave-owners worst nightmare.  Slave owners in their deliberate breeding of slaves could not eliminate facts that some would possess courage to defy them, ... such as Bass Reeves. 

In many cases, such as that of Arthur Reeves and Bass Reeves, both a father and son picked up guns in the historic fight for life, liberty and pursuit of happiness among "the least of us" ... even those fearful to receive it.  In all truths about successful revolutions in a society, ... only about five (5) percent of the population, young men, are necessary to achieve it.  Southern slave owners from the decades even before Thomas Jefferson feared that a day of reckoning would come and their reign of fear and terror in the name of law would be overcome.  

No.
Soldier Name
Side
Function
Regiment Name
1Brady, AndrewUnionInfantry6th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
2Brady, CyrusUnionArtillery8th Regiment, United States Colored Heavy Artillery
3Brady, DavidUnionInfantry58th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
4Brady, GilesUnionInfantry135th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
5Brady, HenryUnionInfantry74th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
6Brady, HenryUnionInfantry91st Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
7Brady, HoraceUnionInfantry5th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
8Brady, HughUnionInfantry60th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
9Brady, IsaacUnionArtillery10th Regiment, United States Colored Heavy Artillery
10Brady, IsaacUnionInfantry39th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
11Brady, IsaacUnionInfantry71st Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
12Brady, Jack.UnionInfantry120th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
13Brady, JamesUnionInfantry27th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
14Brady, JamesUnionInfantry41st Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
15Brady, JamesUnionInfantry45th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
16Brady, JarredUnionInfantry41st Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
17Brady, JohnUnionInfantry63rd Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
18Brady, LewisUnionInfantry68th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
19Brady, MarshalUnionInfantry113th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry (New Organization)
20Brady,MarshallUnionInfantry11th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry (Old Organization)
21Brady, MichaelUnionInfantry17th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
22Brady, OscarUnionInfantry27th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
23Brady, PeterUnionInfantry35th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
24Brady, PeterUnionInfantry119th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
25Brady, ReasonUnionInfantry64th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
26Brady, RichardUnionInfantry19th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
27Brady, Samuel H.UnionInfantry20th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
28Brady, Samuel H.UnionInfantry26th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
29Brady, SaucerUnionInfantry79th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry -- New Organization (1st Regiment, Kansas Colored Infantry)
30Brady, SolomonUnionInfantry21st Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
31Brady,SylvesterUnionInfantry109th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
32Brady, TaylorUnionInfantry135th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
33Brady, ThomasUnionInfantry17th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
34Brady, ThomasUnionInfantry96th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
35Brady, VincentUnionInfantry49th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
36Brady, VincentUnionInfantry50th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
37Brady, VinsonUnionArtillery6th Regiment, United States Colored Heavy Artillery
38Brady, WilliamUnionInfantry20th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
39Brady, William H.UnionInfantry28th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
 
No.
Soldier Name
Side
Function
Regiment Name
1Reeves, AlexanderUnionArtillery2nd Regiment, United States Colored Light Artillery
2Reeves, AlexanderUnionArtillery3rd Regiment, United States Colored Heavy Artillery
3Reeves, AllenUnionInfantry42nd Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
4Reeves, AllenUnionInfantry100th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
5Reeves, AntonyUnionInfantry81st Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
6Reeves, ArthurUnionInfantry17th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

http://www.buffalosoldiers-lawtonftsill.org/bassreeves.htm

We believe Arthur Reeves was the father of Bass Reeves per book entitled "The Black Badge" written by grand nephew and retired federal judge Paul Brady, Sr. Further research into unit archives are necessary to fully document.


7Reeves, BenUnionInfantry109th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
8Reeves, Ben H.UnionArtillery13th Regiment, United States Colored Heavy Artillery
9Reeves, Ben H.UnionInfantry125th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
10Reeves, BenjaminUnionInfantry14th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
11Reeves, BrooksUnionInfantry27th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
12Reeves, CatoUnionArtillery3rd Regiment, United States Colored Heavy Artillery
13Reeves, CharlesUnionArtillery13th Regiment, United States Colored Heavy Artillery
14Reeves, Charles R.UnionInfantry30th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
15Reeves, Charles R.UnionInfantry31st Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
16Reeves, ChesleyUnionInfantry104th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
17Reeves, ClaytonUnionArtillery3rd Regiment, United States Colored Heavy Artillery
18Reeves, CorneliusUnionInfantry61st Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
19Reeves, Cornelius B.UnionInfantry1st Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
20Reeves, DanielUnionInfantry13th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
21Reeves, DanielUnionInfantry55th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
22Reeves, DanielUnionInfantry59th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
23Reeves, DanielUnionInfantry59th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
24Reeves, EdwardUnionInfantry138th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
25Reeves, ElijahUnionInfantry41st Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
26Reeves, EnosUnionInfantry104th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
27Reeves, EvansUnionInfantry40th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
28Reeves, FateUnionInfantry58th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
29Reeves, GableUnionArtillery2nd Regiment, United States Colored Light Artillery
30Reeves, GeorgeUnionArtillery3rd Regiment, United States Colored Heavy Artillery
31Reeves, GeorgeUnionInfantry96th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
32Reeves, GeorgeUnionInfantry101st Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
33Reeves, George I.UnionInfantry1st Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
34Reeves, GilesUnionInfantry81st Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
35Reeves, GreenUnionInfantry99th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
36Reeves, Green B.UnionInfantry14th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
37Reeves, HarklesUnionArtillery8th Regiment, United States Colored Heavy Artillery
38Reeves, HarklesUnionInfantry113th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry (New Organization)
39Reeves, HarklusUnionInfantry113th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry (Old Organization)
40Reeves, HenryUnionArtillery5th Regiment, United States Colored Heavy Artillery
41Reeves, HenryUnionInfantry14th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
42Reeves, HenryUnionInfantry42nd Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
43Reeves, HenryUnionInfantry53rd Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
44Reeves, HenryUnionInfantry65th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
45Reeves, HenryUnionInfantry128th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
46Reeves, HenryUnionInfantry138th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
47Reeves, HoraceUnionInfantry88th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry (New Organization)
48Reeves, HorraceUnionInfantry16th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
49Reeves, HudsonUnionInfantry38th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
50Reeves, IsaacUnionCavalry1st Regiment, United States Colored Cavalry
No.
Soldier Name
Side
Function
Regiment Name
51Reeves, IsaacUnionArtillery2nd Regiment, United States Colored Light Artillery
52Reeves, IsaacUnionArtillery3rd Regiment, United States Colored Heavy Artillery
53Reeves, JackUnionInfantry88th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry (New Organization)
54Reeves, JackUnionInfantry117th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
55Reeves, JacobUnionArtillery3rd Regiment, United States Colored Heavy Artillery
56Reeves, JamesUnionInfantry61st Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
57Reeves, JamesUnionInfantry123rd Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
58Reeves, James H.UnionInfantry16th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
59Reeves,JeffersonUnionInfantry65th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
60Reeves, JerryUnionInfantry57th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
61Reeves, JohnUnionArtillery3rd Regiment, United States Colored Heavy Artillery
62Reeves, JohnUnionInfantry46th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
63Reeves, JohnUnionInfantry44th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
64Reeves, JohnUnionInfantry61st Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
65Reeves, JohnUnionInfantry67th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
66Reeves, JohnUnionInfantry67th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
67Reeves, JohnUnionInfantry88th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry (New Organization)
68Reeves, JohnUnionInfantry117th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
69Reeves, JosephUnionArtillery11th Regiment, United States Colored Heavy Artillery
70Reeves, JosephUnionInfantry16th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
71Reeves, JosephUnionInfantry21st Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
72Reeves, JosephUnionInfantry61st Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
73Reeves, LewisUnionInfantry13th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
74Reeves, LewisUnionInfantry104th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
75Reeves, LondesUnionInfantry99th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
76Reeves, LouisUnionInfantry59th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
77Reeves, LouisUnionInfantry59th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
78Reeves, MartinUnionArtillery3rd Regiment, United States Colored Heavy Artillery
79Reeves, MartinUnionInfantry23rd Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
80Reeves, Matt.UnionArtillery8th Regiment, United States Colored Heavy Artillery
81Reeves, MorrisUnionInfantry101st Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
82Reeves, MosesUnionInfantry16th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
83Reeves, MosesUnionInfantry16th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
84Reeves, PeterUnionInfantry96th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
85Reeves, PompeyUnionArtillery3rd Regiment, United States Colored Heavy Artillery
86Reeves, RandallUnionInfantry47th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
87Reeves, RansomUnionInfantry57th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
88Reeves,RaymondUnionInfantry103rd Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
89Reeves, ReubenUnionInfantry14th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
90Reeves, RichardUnionInfantry65th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
91Reeves, RobertUnionArtillery8th Regiment, United States Colored Heavy Artillery
92Reeves, RobertUnionInfantry138th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
93Reeves, SamuelUnionInfantry71st Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
94Reeves, SilasUnionArtillery5th Regiment, United States Colored Heavy Artillery
95Reeves, SilasUnionInfantry41st Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
96Reeves, SolomonUnionInfantry59th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
97Reeves, SolomonUnionInfantry66th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
98Reeves, StephenUnionInfantry55th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
99Reeves, StephenUnionInfantry108th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
100Reeves, StephenUnionInfantry115th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
101Reeves, ThomasUnionInfantry96th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
102Reeves, ThomasUnionInfantry115th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
103Reeves,ThorntonUnionInfantry16th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
104Reeves, TonieUnionInfantry49th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
105Reeves, VedoUnionInfantry104th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
106Reeves,WashingtonUnionInfantry14th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
107Reeves, WesleyUnionInfantry136th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
108Reeves, Wilbur A.UnionInfantry113th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry (New Organization)
109Reeves, WilliamUnionInfantry27th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
110Reeves, WilliamUnionInfantry115th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
111Reeves, WilliamUnionInfantry138th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
112Reeves, WilliamUnionInfantryUnassigned United States Colored Infantry
113Reeves, William C.UnionInfantry65th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
114Reeves, William M.UnionInfantry46th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
115Reeves, WillisUnionInfantry44th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
116Reeves, WilsonUnionInfantry18th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
117Reeves, WilsonUnionInfantry65th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

African American Sailors in the Union Navy

NameAgeComplexionOccupationHome
Reeves, George25NegroMarinerConnecticut

Reeves, James22MulattoWaiterHennison, North Carolina

Reeves, John20BlackLaborerLouisville, Kentucky

Reeves, Samuel26BlackLaborerPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

 

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