My gggggrand-uncle, Alfred Lovick Jr. was part of the 2nd Cav U.S.C.T. and stationed out of Ft. Monroe, VA. He joined when the Union Army came through after landing in New Bern, NC. He signed up for three years and was in the major battle near richmond, VA. He did not receive pay by the army and was charged for "one cuny comb & brush $1.01, one nose bag $1.50 and one pr. spurs & straps $.52. In 1890 he applied for his pension. He along with his father my gggggrandfather owned a wealth of land beginning in the 1860's as well as founding the first colored church of the disciples of Christ. I beleve I have traced our history back to the actual slave ship this is still in working process. All documents verifable.