Black Confederates

Black Confederates


Newspaper Articles Regarding Black Confederates The Post & Courier, Charleston, South Carolina Monuments honor the blacks who wore gray Lisa Hofbauer, Staff Writer - Published February 2, 1997 (Copyright 1997 - Reprinted with permission) Agnes Corbett always knew that her hometown of Camden (South Carolina) had once had its share of Confederate soldiers. What she [...]


Amos Rucker 2

Amos Rucker Another February is here. Another Black history month is here. And the politically correct have all the say as to who is featured during Black History Month. Regardless of the politeness of the politically correct censorship the censorship is still wrong. There are many African Americans of note who do not fit in [...]

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Massa Toombs

Black History Month and “Civil War Memory” by Bill Vallante “Massa Robert Toombs” The following short narrative was given by a woman who was a slave of General Robert Toombs. Toombs, one of the defenders of slavery as an institution, appears to have treated his charges in as good a manner as could have been [...]

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Fighting Blacks

Blacks Who Fought For The South Most historical accounts portray Southern blacks as anxiously awaiting President Abraham Lincoln's "liberty-dispensing troops" marching south in the War Between the States. But there's more to the story; let's look at it. Black Confederate military units, both as freemen and slaves, fought federal troops. Louisiana free blacks gave their [...]

Fighting Blacks2015-04-04T20:36:20+00:00

Richard Dick Poplar

"A Colored Confederate Soldier" Click here for story on "Dick" Poplar

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Southerners In Gray

Black Southerners in Confederate gray By Shirley Farris Jones Note: The writer gratefully acknowledges Zack Malpass, Murfreesboro SCV Camp 33, for so generously sharing his extensive research, and to Dr. George Smith, for providing both research and viewpoint. February marks the beginning of Black History Month – a remembrance of important people and events of [...]

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Surprising differences between Confederate, Union armies By Bill Ward Columnist Posted: Monday June 12, 2006 "To the Confederate army goes the distinction of having the first black to minister to white troops: correspondent of the SOLDIER'S FRIEND mentions a Tennessee regiment which has no chaplain; but an old negro, 'Uncle Lewis, preaches two or three [...]


Why Disbelieve?

Twelve Reasons We Don’t Believe in Black Confederates By: Vernon R. Padgett, Ph.D. Many people reject the evidence that thousands of the South's 3,880,000 blacks, both free men and slaves, labored and fought, willingly, for the Southern Confederacy. Why do they not believe, given the many accounts in the Official Records, contemporary newspaper reports, photographs, [...]

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Black Confederates – Collier, Noland, etc.

Thursday, June 7, 2012 Black Confederates There are many people out there who strongly disagree at the fact that black men served as Confederates during the War for Southern Independence. They belittle these men; calling them only cooks, servants, musicians etc. Most of these people are from the north who usually have a hidden agenda. [...]

Black Confederates – Collier, Noland, etc.2015-04-04T20:36:20+00:00

Native Guards 1

MUSTER ROLL OF THE NATIVE GUARDS, C.S.A Muster roll of unasigned recruits, 1st New Orleans Volunteers,* August 31, 1864. Courtesy of the Author. *The 1st New Orleans Volunteers was a white Union regiment organized in March 1864 to defend the Crescent City while Nathaniel P. Banks was away with his army during the Red River [...]

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