I'm fairly sure there were Creole men in the New Orleans area that were in the Confederacy. I am married to a Creole girl. (I'm of 75% Italian and 25% Irish decent) She has very light skin although many in her family are very dark with African type hair. Her father who was dark was from Diamond Louisiana. I was told that the Barthelemy's in that area were black and the Bartholomew's are white! I looked for her last name (which is Bartholomew) in a book of Louisiana Confederate soldiers. There was one listing of a Confederate soldier named Bartholomew who was described as dark complected. My wife's sister had her DNA test come back as 36% African. I often wonder why the Doctor signed the first Bartholomew's birth certificate white. It Was said that General Beauregard was Creole. P.S. Creole girls are gorgeous!