Black Confederates

Black Confederates


Black Confederate Participation written by Tim Westphal “…And after the battle of Gettysburg in July 1863, …reported among the rebel prisoners were seven blacks in Confederate uniforms fully armed as soldiers…” -New York Herald, July 11, 1863. (1) I. Introduction As far back as the American Revolution, African Americans have fought in every conflict this [...]


Dixie Days

Readers addresses Dixie Days Event From: To: Dear Editor... I am an African American Historian and reenactor from Virginia Beach who had the HONOR of being part of the Dixie Days event that some of your readers seem to have difficulty with. I wish to address this not only as a participant but [...]

Dixie Days2017-03-25T00:30:23+00:00

Griswoldville, Georgia

Battle Of Griswoldville, Georgia Battle of Griswoldville Georgia The face off with General William T. Sherman! History is not an absolute, but cause and effect: Change the cause and you alter the effect. What if a single decision or battle had went the other way? Perhaps an election had turned out differently! We as individuals [...]

Griswoldville, Georgia2015-04-04T20:36:20+00:00

Brothers of Color

BROTHERS of COLOUR The men American people admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try and tell them the truth --H. L. Mencken Click here:

Brothers of Color2015-04-04T20:36:20+00:00

Did Blacks Serve?

Did Blacks Serve in the Confederate Army as Soldiers? By: Vernon R. Padgett, Ph.D. Many historians, and students of history, will agree that blacks served by the thousands in the Confederate Army. They will dispute, however, that these blacks served as soldiers, and will dismiss their service as that of servants—attached to the Army, but [...]

Did Blacks Serve?2017-03-25T00:30:25+00:00

Remembering Ex-Slaves In The Confederate Army

  Friday, Feb. 13, 2015 Museum of Waxhaws remembers ex-slaves in Confederate Army By John Anderson The Museum of the Waxhaws will offer an interesting and thought-provoking program 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 21. In conjunction with Black History Month, the museum will present insights and perspectives on African-Americans who fought in the Civil War – [...]

Remembering Ex-Slaves In The Confederate Army2017-03-25T00:29:05+00:00

Honoring Those

Monuments honor the Blacks who wore gray BY LISA HOFBAUER Of The Post and Courier Staff Agnes Corbett always knew that her hometown of Camden had once had its share of Confederate soldiers. What she didn't know was that some of them were Black. Corbett, the director of the Camden Archives, learned about the town's [...]

Honoring Those2015-04-04T20:36:20+00:00

Letters Tell…

Letter Tells Of Black Soldiers TO THE EDITOR: I have been researching my grandfather's Civil War regiment with the help of many penpals. One of them, Doug Adams of Pennsylvania, sent me a copy of a letter he viewed while doing research at the National Archives. The below excerpts from one of these letters concerns [...]

Letters Tell…2015-04-04T20:36:20+00:00

Black Websites

Black Confederate Websites Previews of books that present historical accounts about Black Confederates plus a news page and links to interesting websites. BROTHERS of COLOUR Good description of blacks role in the Confederate army, tells of their love for the South, and truth about Lincoln’s feelings toward blacks. Tells a story [...]

Black Websites2015-04-04T20:36:20+00:00

Uppity Yankees

Black History Month and “Civil War Memory” by Bill Vallante Dem’ “Uppity”/“White Trash” Yankees Once again, popular historical wisdom holds that all slaves welcomed the Yankees and that the Yankees, being of course an army of blue-coated warm and fuzzy types, responded with love and affection. Let’s go to the historical videotape and toss a [...]

Uppity Yankees2017-03-25T00:29:49+00:00