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Mr King

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There are some books out there on black Confederates; one is; Black Confederates in the Confederate Armies by Segars and Barrow, who talks about black Confederates in the Confederate Armies. I don't know about you but I believe that there were a few thousands of blacks fought in the Confederate Armies( not tens of thousands). You may ask, Why? But back then people especially the South had a different mindset. Both blacks and whites knew their place in society and fought for their homes but that doesn't mean there were no black Confederates. Even after the War in Civil War/War Between the States reunions Confederate blacks came to be a part of it but it was the Northern Union ex-soldiers who rejected them and the white Confederate soldiers decided to be with and share with the Southern blacks than the Northerners who rejected the black soldiers from being a part of the reunions.

Even Fredrick Douglass confessed to this to have said, It is now pretty well established, that there are at the present moment many colored men in the Confederate army doing duty not only as cooks, servants and laborers, but as real soldiers, having muskets on their shoulders, and bullets in their pockets, ready to shoot down loyal troops, and do all that soldiers may to destroy the Federal Government and build up that of the traitors and rebels. There were such soldiers at Manassas, and they are probably there still.
 
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