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  1. east tennessee roots

    East Tennessee's Parson Brownlow & Black Confederates

    Following the unsuccessful Bridge-Burnings in East Tennessee in November 1861, Confederate leaders immediately suspected Parson Brownlow of complicity, but he denied any involvement in the attacks. He was imprisoned with other Unionists in the Knoxville Jail According to Wikipedia...
  2. R

    Black Confederates Were Real People, Nathan Bedford Forrest's Groom.

    Black Confederates Were Real People, Nathan Bedford Forrest's Groom. The only thing a nighttime sleet storm along the Tennessee Kentucky border won't do is kill you outright. That would be too easy, too painless, too not soul searing... it means to take you out one little nerve ending at a...
  3. R

    Black Confederates Were Real People. Fort Donelson

    BLACK CONFEDERATES WERE REAL PEOPLE. FORT DONELSON. INSERT ILLUSTRATION Charles Coffin aboard the steamboat New Uncle Sam "I saw the white flag flying on the breastworks. The soldiers & sailors saw it & cheered. General Grant had moved his headquarters to the steamboat Uncle Sam & as I...
  4. R

    Discussion Black Confederates Were Real People. The Unknowable Icon

    BLACK CONFEDERATES WERE REAL PEOPLE, The Unknown Icon' This image from the Library of Congress is iconic. Young Andrew Chandler joined the Palo Alto Guards & soon found himself a member of the 44th Mississippi Infantry attached to the Army of Tennessee. Like all 17 year olds, he quickly went to...
  5. Cdoug96

    Discussion Black Diamonds Article

    I found an interesting article on two black soldiers from my local area (I live in Midland, MI). The information in here was all new to me. I had no idea this area had such a history. Needless to say I have a few new places to visit! I reproduce it here, the original link is at the bottom...
  6. Joshism

    Phantom USCT Sightings? (Counterpart to Black Confederate Soldier Sightings)

    We've talked at length about Union and Confederate claims of Black Confederate soldiers, such as newspaper articles and mentions in the OR. What about claims of black Union troops prior to the creation of the USCT and not in areas where real black state regiments like the 54th Massachusetts...
  7. WJC

    In Their Own Words: Letters by Black Civil War Soldiers

    We've had a seemingly endless number of threads on Black soldiers in the rebel forces and even a small number about USCT. We've all taken our turns saying something about them. A close friend asked, Isn't it time to consider what they themselves said? There are a number of good sources that we...
  8. Cdoug96

    What Did the USCT think of black confederates?

    There are a ton of threads on black confederates debating one aspect or another of them, but there are relatively few on the USCT, and I think the time has come to look to the USCT for answers about black confederates. My question is, what did the USCT think about black confederates? Note: I am...
  9. Pat Young

    Why didn't Southern White Democrats try to give Black Confederates the vote after the war?

    I have been studying Reconstruction through the primary sources for five years now. One thing that has struck me is the evolution of many Unionists on the issue of Black Suffrage. Most opposed it in 1863 but by 1865, with so many Black men serving in the Union army, many, if not most, had come...
  10. WilliamH

    "Black Confederates" at Chickamauga?

    I know how folks on here love to discuss "Black Cofederates" :wink:, so when I came across the below mention of Black Confederate at ChickamaugaI, I thought I would share it to see if anyone could verify it or add addition information? This comes from the book"Civil War in Tennessee" by Steve...
  11. Joshism

    Williamsport, Teamsters, and Black Confederates

    At the Battle of Williamsport on July 6, 1863 the Confederates were desperate for men. Imboden gathered anyone who could hold a gun including sick, walking wounded, and even teamsters. 1. Should the teamsters who fought at Williamsport be considered soldiers? Most presumably never enlisted in...
  12. ForeverFree

    March 1865: CSA Passes Law to Allow Freed Slaves to Enlist

    March is the anniversary month of the Confederacy's authorization of the enlistment of slave. On March 23, 1865, after a long period of debate, Confederates authorized the enlistment of slaves. Prior to that, it was illegal for slaves to enlist in the army or navy. This is the text of the law...
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