Black Southerners in Confederate Armies
Edited by: Charles Kelly Barrow and J.H. Segars
A Collection of Historical Accounts
Historians remain in disagreement over the number of Black Southerners who served the Confederacy and the significance of their military contributions. Nevertheless, official records, newspaper articles, veterans’ accounts, and other surviving reliable documents suggest that large numbers of slaves and freed men served as Southern allies and, in some instances, as soldiers and sailors for the Confederacy. For modern readers, this seems paradoxical and contradictory to what we understand about the Civil War and the South.
Softcover, 240 pages