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


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I've seen plenty of stories about slave and free labor (see the bottom story for an instance of the latter being suggested), but this is the first time I have run across a story of black prison labor being offered for use on the fortifications.

The daily dispatch. (Richmond [Va.]) 1850-1884, May 04, 1861
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@AshleyMel I don't think I've posted this ad before. There are no names of course, since it's an ad, but there is some other good information here.

The Savannah daily republican. (Savannah, Ga.) 1855-1858, August 17, 1861
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Thank you Mr. Andersonh1! There is a lot of good info there!
 



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