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- Feb 6, 2010
True their was black armed resistance but nothing compared to white armed resistance. The White Unionists simply had much more men and much more arms. They where opposed be regular CSA troops from time to time and where a major threat which I and others discussion the other thread. It is notable that when given the opportunity despite tremendous risks blacks would eagerly fight for their freedom. On the other hand fear of a slave rebellion tied down a lot of militia so they can't work their civilian jobs. All in all a win -win for the Union.
It's also worth noting that much of the black armed resistance did so under the auspices of the USCT. A smart way to do it, IMO, and another win-win for the Union.