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 Posted: Tue Nov 4th, 2008 03:00 am
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How many Black soldiers qualified for a Confederate pension for their wartime service?  
 
I have seen verifiable evidence of 129 in one state. (But then, this recollection is old and I couldn't begin to point to the records. But you get the idea.) Those who might have actually been rifle-musket toting Confederates were at the time demoted to musicians, teamsters, orderlies or cooks. We're now engaged in trying to recreate all of them as loyal adherents. I'm going to figure that there were some, but not nowhere near as many as some would like us to believe.

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