Seeking any info on this man that would clarify his race. He's listed as only 15 years-old when he enlists at Pike County, Ala. as a Musician in Company I 15th Ala on 3/1/1864. Some sources read from his record "colr'd orderly" (colored orderly). Other sources say it means "Colonel's Orderly".
Another source says his residence was Greene County, in east Tennessee, he was "born in England", and a "painter" by occupation.
Was or wasn't he a Black Man ? Does anyone know ?