Black Confederates-Info. & Documentation



The recent controversy about Virginia’s school textbook that stated that black’s fought for the Confederacy has created a request for sources to document this fact. Posted below are several sources of information.

James W. King
Sons of Confederate Veterans  Camp 141
Lt. Col. Thomas M. Nelson
Albany Georgia


Barrow, Charles Kelly; Segars, J.H and Rosenburg, R.B: Forgotten Confederates: An Anthology About Black Southerners. Southern Heritage Press, 1995.

Edgerton, H.K: H.K’s March Across Dixie, 2002, and Asheville, N.C. to Austin, Texas, 2003. (2 Volume DVD Video). Available at or call 1-866-916-5866.

Koger, Larry: Black Slaveowners: Free Black Slave Masters in South Carolina, 1790-1860. University of South Carolina Press, 1985.

Pittman, Rickey, Jim Limber Davis: A Black Orphan in the Confederate White House. (children’s book) Pelican Press, 2007.

Rollins, Richard, editor: Black Southerners in Gray: Essays on Afro-Americans in Confederate Armies. Southern Heritage Press, 1994.

The South Carolina Department of Archives and History sells a guidebook to SC Black Confederate pension records. You can order it through their website.


DVD-Black Confederates
%Forrest Historical Society
P.O. Box 11141
Memphis, TN  38111