- Jan 3, 2019
I have seen a couple of lectures by Kevin Levin.
I'm not the academic type I'm better fixing roofs and sticking doors and windows in.
However I like to think I have a certain amount of common sense or some might say.
If a Major General in the CSA army writes a letter with other prominent commanders asking for Slaves to be armed to serve the CSA with the reward being their freedom and gets politely ignored by Richmond in later 1864 I'm pretty sure that not a single slave was on the fighting roles of the CSA army.
That's not to see some people of colour didn't fight for the South but they were never recognized by the southern government or Army.
Just my opinion of course.
I agree with this post. Albeit, I believe there were black Confederates, but I'm skeptical that one was a combat troop. I'm sure there were black Confederates that helped with the war effort, but who in their right mind would have armed slaves? Then again, Confederate apologists claim that slaves loved their status quo and were loyal to their slave masters, but the validity of that theory relies on whether or not they armed slaves. Well, it certainty gives it some credibility. I severely doubt it. I made a parody thread on black Confederates and nobody could produce any evidence that there were blacks in infantry.