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- Description is exactly "A June 5, 1861 Florence Gazette article reporting that "a cripled [sic] free colored man, who is known by the name of Ab [Abe?]," attempted to enlist in Capt. Houston's Confederate company "last Monday." On being told he couldn't enlist he "gave all the money that he had with him," to one of the men in the company.
Attempts to identify Ab have been unsuccessful."