Private Neil Graeme Black, the younger brother of 1st Lieutenant Hugh Black, was born on May 31st, 1840 at Gadsden County, Florida.
In 1860 he was living near Quincy, Gadsden County, Florida, at his father Neil’s residence along with his mother Sarah, an older brother, two younger sisters and brother. Neil had attended school during the preceding 12 months, along with his younger sisters and brother.
He enlisted in Davidson’s Company on March 12h, 1862 at Quincy, Gadsden County, Florida. He was present with the company from his enlistment until October 28th, 1862 when he was reported sick in the hospital at Knoxville, Tennessee.
He was given a furlough of sixty days beginning in November; he was recorded as being absent without leave between the expiration of his furlough and February 9th, 1863, when he returned to the company.
He was present with the company from that date until November 29th, 1863 when he was admitted to the Floyd House and Ocmulgee Hospitals at Macon, Georgia with chronic diarrhea. He returned to the company before January 1st, 1864 and was present with what remained of the Florida Brigade when it surrendered at Durham Station, North Carolina on April 26, 1865. He was paroled at Greensboro, North Carolina on May 1st, 1865.
He married Ann Lott on November 12th, 1867. He applied for and was awarded a Florida Confederate Pension. Private Neil Black died on April 30th, 1911 and is interred at Black Moseley Cemetery, Gadsden County, Florida.