Black Confederates

Black Confederates

Soldier Honored

African-American Confederate soldier honored By Eric Hudson The local chapter of the Sons of Confederate Soldiers has marked the grave of an African-American soldier who fought for the Confederacy more than 140 years ago. Amos Rucker, a former slave who fought for the South, was laid to rest after his death in 1905, but [...]

Soldier Honored2017-03-25T00:30:22+00:00

Novel on History

Gulf Coast writer pens novel about slave soldiers By LINDSAY O'QUIN 04/06/04 GAUTIER -- Tommie Thompson has a passion for Southern history -- controversial as it may be -- and he's not afraid to write about it. Thompson, secretary of Gulf Coast Writers Association in Gulfport, found out a week ago today that his first [...]

Novel on History2015-04-04T20:36:20+00:00

_Re: An Incomplete Story

Re: Blacks and the Confederacy: an incomplete story From: Here's a woman with an agenda getting advice from a so-called "expert" who also has an agenda. Is it a case of the blind leading the blind? Or a case of one bag of wind leading another?   To:   Re:   Ms. [...]

_Re: An Incomplete Story2017-03-25T00:38:09+00:00


Remembering Black Confederates Wednesday, April 11, 2007 ELIZABETH JOHNSTON / A View from the Valley Since April is Confederate History Month, I thought it would be appropriate to discuss a much overlooked part of the history of the Confederacy — that of the service of black Southerners, both slave and free, in the Confederate army. [...]


Take on History

A Take On Black History Historical re-enactor Gregory Cherry, of Newport News, is spreading the word about the role some blacks played during the Civil War. BY KIM O'BRIEN ROOT February 4, 2006 NEWPORT NEWS -- His uniform isn't gray. Rather, it's more of a cocoa color with black piping. But when re-enactor Gregory Cherry [...]

Take on History2017-03-25T00:23:22+00:00

Blacks in Combat?

Did Black Confederates Serve in Combat? By Vernon R. Padgett, Ph.D. Black Southern men served in the Confederate Army, and they served as soldiers. But did they fight in combat? Yes they did. The evidence is varied, and comes from many sources. First, eyewitness testimony from Federal physician Louis Steiner, second, a report from Frederick [...]

Blacks in Combat?2017-03-25T00:30:26+00:00


Amendment to the Negro Soldier Bill: Electronic Edition. Confederate States of America. Congress. House of Representatives. AMENDMENT To the Negro Soldier Bill. 1 The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, 2 That the General-in-Chief commanding the armies of the Confederate 3 States be and he is hereby invested with the full and [...]


Serving South

Serving The South Readers of the Raleigh (NC) News & Observer respond below to John David Smith's assertion that "Black Confederates" is a propaganda myth circulated by "Southern conservative partisans." Serving the South John David Smith, in his Feb. 4 Point of View article "Armed, Confederate and black? Not likely" was correct in writing that [...]

Serving South2017-03-25T00:23:20+00:00

Wary Clyburn (North Carolina)

Black Confederate From North Carolina In the Charlotte (NC) Observer, Cliff Harrington reports on Wary Clyburn, a former slave from Union County, NC who volunteered for the Confederate Army. Harrington writes, "Too often when it comes to the Civil War and slavery, we hear versions of the truth that are woven from conjecture and narrow [...]

Wary Clyburn (North Carolina)2015-04-04T20:36:20+00:00

Black Soldier

Black History Month and “Civil War Memory” by Bill Vallante A Black Confederate Civilian’s Story: One of the most entertaining of the southern civilian slave narratives comes from “Praise de Lawd” Rilla Patterson. It’s a bit on the lengthy side and like many of the Slave Narratives, the words in the passages are spelled exactly [...]

Black Soldier2017-03-25T00:29:49+00:00