James Emory was not Native American anything. Uncle said that he thought James came from Ireland. Uncle passes away last year, I will check with Cousin if she knows anything about James.
I found in the microfish dept. in the basement of East Tenn Stat University copys of James Emory's pay stubs from when he was in the Calvery during the Civil War.He mustered in at Cincinatti, Ohio, which was where anyone who wanted to fight for the North had to go. He was issued a uniform, bedroll, pack, mess kit, water canteen, sox, and coat...? i think. Oh, and a horse and saddle. Pay stubs showed he went awol during the spring and showed back up the following late fall. The cost of the horse and saddle were deducted from his pay. Uncle saidhe went home to plant crops and came back after harvest time. This would make sense. Uncle also said He got shot in the head, he lived but was blind.
I made copies of Jame's pay stubs and gave them to Uncle. I do not know what has become of those copies.