View single post by Albert Sailhorst
 Posted: Tue Mar 17th, 2009 06:10 pm
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Albert Sailhorst

Joined: Mon Sep 12th, 2005
Location: Aledo, Illinois USA
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Thanks for looking into the website I quoted. That was very insightful!

Eventhough that particular website may not have given the entire story, I felt that it was, in part, representative as an example of services in general rendered by black people to the Confederacy.

In my opinion, your number of 1,300 to 1,400 is probably pretty accurate.

Also, in my opinion, a true number may never be known as a result of poor or inadeqate records keeping, etc.....

It would be nice  to see some documentation (diary entry, letter) from a Reb that definitively states that a slave/freed slave was actually given rank (Private) and served as such in a continual basis.

I know blacks fought, to an extent, for the South, but a first person account would make interesting reading!

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