Black Confederates

Black Confederates

Fact Page

Black Confederates Fact Page by Scott K. Williams Black Confederates Why haven’t we heard more about them? National Park Service historian, Ed Bearrs, stated, “I don’t want to call it a conspiracy to ignore the role of Blacks both above and below the Mason-Dixon line, but it was definitely a tendency that began around 1910” [...]

Fact Page2017-03-25T00:30:21+00:00

The Black Soldier

The Black Confederate Soldier The Patriotist is pleased to be able to offer this little fact sheet on Black men who served proudly in the armed forces of the Confederate States of America. While most of the media chooses to ignore the deeds and accomplishments of minorities when those deeds and accomplishments don't fit the [...]

The Black Soldier2017-03-25T00:23:35+00:00

Black Defends Monument

Black Mississippi Legislator Defends Confederate Monument Confederate Heritage Month Minute By: Calvin E. Johnson, Jr. In Mississippi on February 1, 1890, an appropriation for a monument to the Confederate dead was being considered. A delegate had just spoken against the bill, when John F. Harris, a Black Republican delegate from Washington, county, rose to speak: [...]

Black Defends Monument2015-04-04T20:36:20+00:00

Uncle Lewis

Uncle Lewis Religious Herald Richmond, VA September 10, 1863 (From unedited microfiche of the original article): "To the Confederate army goes the distinction of having the first black to minister to white troops: 'A correspondent of the SOLDIER'S FRIEND mentions a Tennessee regiment which has no chaplain; but an old negro, 'Uncle Lewis,' preaches two [...]

Uncle Lewis2015-04-04T20:36:20+00:00

Black Valor

The Valor of Black Confederates By: Vernon R. Padgett, Ph.D. Of the many accounts of heroic black Confederates, here are some that especially stand out: George Washington Yancey was captured with the Georgia militia, escaped, makes his way through the lines, and returns to his Tennessee infantry unit. Captured again at Missionary Ridge. He escaped [...]

Black Valor2017-03-25T00:30:25+00:00

Fort Fisher’s Black Confederates

Remembering Fort Fisher’s Black Confederate Soldiers   One-hundred fifty years ago an enemy invasion fleet landed troops at Fort Fisher after a fierce bombardment, beginning a military campaign which would end North Carolina’s second bid for political independence.  This fort began existence as Battery Bolles in early 1861 and steadily grew into a mammoth earthen [...]

Fort Fisher’s Black Confederates2015-04-04T20:36:20+00:00

Native Guards 2

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 [...]

Native Guards 22015-04-04T20:36:20+00:00

Holt Collier

Holt Collier - Black Confederate Scout Holt Collier, Mississippi Collected by the Federal Writers Project, Works Progress Administration Publishing Information -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Holt Collier from SOURCE MATERIAL FOR MISSISSIPPI HISTORY, Washington County, from microfilm; Compilation and Interview and Additional material; Historian, Lottie Armistead; Eunice Stockwell Prominent Negroes. Holt Collier -- Was born in Greenville in 1848, [...]

Holt Collier2017-03-25T00:23:23+00:00

Gravesite Flag

Confederate unit flag raised at black soldier's gravesite By JUSTIN BAILEY, Morning News DARLINGTON --Despite drizzling rain and an overcast sky, celebratory spirits could not be dampened as Darlington officials and Civil War re-enactment soldiers gathered to honor Henry "Dad" Brown at his Darlington grave site Thursday. Mayor Ronnie Ward, Darlington County Councilwoman Willamina Johnson [...]

Gravesite Flag2015-04-04T20:36:20+00:00

Still More..

Black History Month and “Civil War Memory” by Bill Vallante Still more Year ob’ Jubilo…. Despite editing out many of the excerpts about “yankee behavior”, it became necessary to divide this account into two parts due to its length. If you need more proof that not all the slaves welcomed the union army or were [...]

Still More..2015-04-04T20:36:20+00:00