OK - American history has a racist strain. Guilty as charged. "Whataboutism" will not change it.
Contrabands were ex-slaves that were paid for their work, and also given clothes and sometimes free food. Slaves were not. Many contrabands even ended up in the USCT. That's a big difference.
A great find...can you indentify the sourcing of this letter?
Thank you so much....hoping to get a few more details on the unit.@farrargirl Here you go. Its in the Alabama archives digital collection. Don't remember which folder its.