Here's a web site featuring the Confederate monument in question:
If you scroll down to the fifth and then to about the 9th or 10th photo, you'll see a closer view of the slave-soldier in question, and the first thing that jumped out at me is that he is not carrying a weapon, as far as I can tell, thus implying (to me at least) that he is serving as something else other than a front-line grunt. That might speak volumes right there. Perhaps it's a more accurate depiction than we might otherwise first want to give credit for?
Even if most blacks in CS service were in non-combat roles (cook, teamster, etc) this still relieves others from those duties and enables them to go to the front lines.
For every 1,000 black cooks, teamsters and musicians this puts another 1,000 guns into the fight.
Last edited on Sun Mar 15th, 2009 08:01 pm by borderuffian