free men of color

  1. Luke Freet

    Free Blacks in the South and the CSA

    I am working on an Alt history story involving the enactment of Cleburne's proposal to arm slaves, and one of the central characters in my story is supposed to be a freeman from Atlanta or Mobile (or somewhere from the Deep South). As I came up with the character (Scipio Johnson is his name...
  2. Andersonh1

    Brass Napoleon Award Black Southerners and the Confederate Cause--What the newspapers said: 1861-1865

    With all the discussion about whether black men served as armed soldiers in the Confederate Army, I wanted to start researching contemporary accounts from the war years, 1861-1865, and see what made the newspapers. Thanks to the Library of Congress, there are huge amounts of old papers online...

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