Deposition
[John Mills]

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Title

Deposition
[John Mills]
John Mills was nineteen years old, 5’7” tall, from St. Augustine, FL when he mustered into the United States Colored Troops, 33rd Regiment, Company F on November 12, 1862 in Beaufort, SC as a Sergeant. His wife was Selina Mills. He was reduced to ranks then deserted August 04, 1863 and died a deserter August 23, 1863 on Coosaw Island, South Carolina and was buried there.

Subject

Johnson relied on other community members to corroborate his testimony and/or add new information to which he did not have access or could not remember. In this way, Johnson potentially relived traumatic experiences of slavery, divorce, war, and loss:

“I know he enlisted from the young men that growed up with him at St. Augustine, that is the way I came to know the name of the company that he went in and the name that he went under.”

Description

Mandatory depositions

Creator

Peter Johnson
Father

Source

University of North Florida Special Collections, Jacksonville, FL

Publisher

Flagler College

Date

06/06/1893

Contributor

Diana Blood,
Lewis Blood,
James Brown,
Bristow (?) Eddy,
Domingo "Mingo"? Norman,
Mary F------ (?),
Abram Lancaster,
John Williams,
Frank Johnson,
John Rivers,
Benjamin Martin,
William Benjamin,
Jack Toomer,
Toby McKnight,
Frederick Fripp (?),
Edmond Washington

Identifier

Box 4, Folder 13

Citation

Peter Johnson and Father, “Deposition
[John Mills],” Resilience: Black Heritage in St. Augustine, accessed June 17, 2024, https://blackheritagestaugustine.omeka.net/items/show/53.

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