T or F? Official Records: No Confederate ever references having black soldiers under his command

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Andersonh1

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And it specifically tell us that their service was not wanted.
And it don't use the term "soldiers " but call them colored citizens.
The criteria is not whether or not they were wanted. That's not relevant. The criteria from the OP is whether or not any Confederate officer ever mentioned black soldiers under his command in the OR. David Twiggs was a Confederate Major-General, in command at New Orleans and overseeing the Louisiana Militia and Home Guard, both of which were "citizen soldiers" as militia are, i.e. "a military force that is raised from the civil population to supplement a regular army in an emergency".
 

19thGeorgia

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And it specifically tell us that their service was not wanted.
And it don't use the term "soldiers " but call them colored citizens.
It was typical for militia to be referred to as "citizens" or "citizen soldiers." Gen. Breckinridge had the aid of local militia companies at the Battle of Baton Rouge. He called them "citizens" in his report.
 

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The criteria is not whether or not they were wanted. That's not relevant. The criteria from the OP is whether or not any Confederate officer ever mentioned black soldiers under his command in the OR. David Twiggs was a Confederate Major-General, in command at New Orleans and overseeing the Louisiana Militia and Home Guard, both of which were "citizen soldiers" as militia are, i.e. "a military force that is raised from the civil population to supplement a regular army in an emergency".
And no one mention any black soldiers under anyone command. They offered their service and it was refused.
Also a local militia is not a Confederate unit. Just like a local militia in Main was not a federal unit, until it was mustered into federal service.
 
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