Negroes in the Confederacy

"The Confederate monument on the Grayson County (Texas) courtyard was erected before any Confederate memorial in the South (1896).  There is a reason it is cast in gray granite.  It is not only because gray was the South's colors.  In order to honor all Southern soldiers, black and white, gray was the most appropriate color.  Here is hoping that when our unit commemorates its rededication in 1896, that those of the black community will be present to help us honor our heritage."

"Never have I seen a movie or television documentary that had one black Confederate in uniform fighting for the South in the War Between the States.  What has become of more than 93,000 black Confederates seems to be tucked away in the official records, old textbooks, and out-of-print books... In the Union army, blacks were always segregated
into separate groups apart from white soldiers (54th Massachusetts/1st South Carolina) and received a much lower pay.  In the Confederate army, the blacks were mixed in and were a part of the white units, receiving equal pay.  The erroneous premise that the South was fighting to keep blacks enslaved does not make much sense because then
you have to admit that black soldiers were fighting to keep their black brothers and sisters in bondage."

"In September of 1862, Lee's Army of Northern Virginia was on its way to Sharpsburg, Maryland and nearby Antietam Creek... Their gray columns advanced to liberate a state that had lost its constitutional right [note that!] the year before when Lincoln had some 37,000 white Marylanders arrested [note that!] and un-Constitutionally suspended
the writ of habeus corpus in that state [note that]."

That's Slick Willy's administration.  That was FDR's administration.  They got it from Abe Lincoln.

"As they proceeded closer to an encounter with the Union troops, Louis Stiner, M.D., inspector of the U.S. sanitary commission in Frederick, Maryland, wrote down his observations.  The most liberal calculation could not give them more than sixty-four thousand men.  Over three thousand Negroes must be included in this number.  They were supplied in many instances with knapsacks, haversacks, canteens, and were manifestly an integral portion of the Southern Confederate Army.  They were seen riding on horses and mules, driving wagons, in ambulances, and with the staff of generals."

"What ensued was the bloodiest one day battle of the War Between the States:  Antietam.  The lives lost on both sides numbered almost 23,000.  And who knows how many of the three thousand black troops fought valiantly for God, country, and heritage?  I doubt I will ever see a movie with black Confederates, but, my friend, they most certainly were there."

But you won't find them on CBS, NBC, documentaries, CNN, Life, Time, Newsweek, and other biased, prejudiced news media outlets.  You'll only find them in history.  Real "Black History"

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