Discussion thread for Black Confederate Count. All posts with valid data are being put into a spreadsheet. One more time this is an enumeration of Black Confederate claims. I am making little effort to evaluate the claims. The big one is that enlisted privates are assumed to be liable for combat and are combatants. Confederates recruiters/commanders may or may not be playing games with the term private or not well educated in CSA regulations, but I have no way to determine that. OTOH a private whose only duties are a cook can be determined from the spreadsheet, and evaluation is up to the observer. The Work In Progress spreadsheet is here. I hope to have maximum information in it. Notes and links to evidence are provided. Anyone can use the data to make their own analysis.