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 Posted: Wed Jun 20th, 2012 06:16 pm
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Texas Defender

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  There are a number of sources that identify George Dance as color bearer of the 8th Tennessee Infantry, CSA.

  Here are a couple of them:

Film Maker Has Personal Interest In Blacks Who Served Confederacy

color bearer « kevin-m-weeks-blog

  Going back to the 1906 reunion photo that I posted a link to in my previous post- look closely at George Dance. He has his hand on the shoulder of the white man standing next to him. He isn't taking the posture of an inferior, but seems to be indicating an affection for a white comrade. If he was indeed a member of the color guard of the regiment, I would not be surprised if the other man was also.

Civil War Soldiers  Here is the photo again.

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