From Confederate Veteran magazine, October 1913:
Behold the picture: Black, ignorant, yet faithful, the servant of the sixties, at the call of his master, was quick to leave the old plantation and go to the front to bear the burdens of the master, forage for him, and nurse him while sick or wounded, and in death lifted the body of his beloved master, bore it from the battle field, and took it back to the old plantation and family burying ground. The negro slave delighted in serving his white folks.
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IMAGE: William “Ten Cent Bill” Yopp (left) was the wartime body servant of Thomas Yopp (right), a captain in the 14th Georgia Infantry (BlackConfederateSoldiers.com)