Do I understand you correctly , in 1863 Co. F only had between 17 and 34 men? That is amazing. I was a researcher with others, on Ron Skellie's book, "Lest We Forget, The History of the 7th Miss. Infantry", I cannot remember that fact coming out.
BTW I am related to the Pittmans, Bullocks, Magees and others who served in the 7th. Col. Hamilton Mayson married a Pittman. Pvt. John G. Pervis of Co. D is also a grandfather. I believe he deserted his unit to come home and bury his wife and small child. They are shown on the 1860 census but disappear sometime during the war. I am also on the hunt for any info related to his wife and child. I suspect, however, I will never located any info
I have Steiner's report, do you have any names of Blacks who may have served the Confederacy in any compacity in the Maryland campaign? Do you have any info on the "wagoners fight" during the retreat? I am looking for specific names and instances of Blacks engaged in this fight.