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

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Parson Brownlow gave a speech in which he described being in Knoxville and running into a friend, who asked him what he thought of a black gun crew entering town. Brownlow related the story of being imprisoned and guarded by "blacks in Rebel uniform with muskets" doing guard duty while "their masters" drank and smoked cigars. He did not like that, and vastly preferred black men in Union uniforms.

The Camden confederate July 27, 1864
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Free Men of Color - Virginia 1861....
The National Republican reprinted an article from the Lynchburg Republican on May 7. "We learn that about seventy of the most respectable free negroes in this city have enrolled themselves, and design tendering their services to the Governor, to act in whatever capacity may be assigned them in defence of the State. Three cheers for the patriotic free negroes of Lynchburg."
Pay Roll of Free Negroes from Campbell Co. & Lynchburg, October 1861-

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Robin Lesjovitch

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Fayetteville observer. May 29, 1862
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J M Worth was the younger brother of State Treasurer and future Governor of NC Jonathan Worth. The famiity was Quaker and Anti-Confederacy, but more motivated by the war against secession, and chose to defend NC.. The State Salt Works was not terribly successful, being hit by yellow fever. But, it did provide a chance to serve outside the military. J M's son S G Worth served in the Confederate military in various capacities before being killed in skirmishing before the Battle of Yellow Tavern.
 


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