Wednesday, January 6, 2010
DID BLACKS SERVE in THE C.S. ARMY?
YOU CAN BET THEY DID!
The denial of "those people"amazes me. With very little effort, anyone can find that free blacks and slaves served in the C.S. Army. Some were pressed into service, but many volunteered of their own free will. Many argue the numbers which is moot, the simple fact is that blacks served!
It matters not if they were teamsters, cooks, combatants or simply caring for the family at home. These patriots of colour where heroes and deserve better than they have received!
For those in denial, the truth is out there and you know it!…PoP
United Confederate Veterans with Brothers of Colour standing proudly.
During the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg in 1913, arrangements were made for a joint reunion of Union and Confederate veterans. The commission in charge of the event made sure they had enough accommodations for the black Union veterans, but were completely surprised when unexpected black Confederates arrived. The white Confederates immediately welcomed their old comrades, gave them one of their tents, and “saw to their every need”. Nearly every Confederate reunion including those blacks that served with them, wearing the gray.