|View single post by Old Blu|
|Posted: Tue Mar 17th, 2009 06:15 pm||
|I don't quite see it so, the history of the USCT was heavily downplayed after the war and they have never really been given their due by either side of the scrap.
I agree. But this hidden agenda would have been worse having blacks fight for the South.
As time goes on, there will be found more Black Confederate Soldiers.
The best respect they were given was by the men who fought beside them and those who commanded them.
That was the same with Southern soldiers and their Black compatriots
IMO the Lost Cause movement had to do everything possible to push the idea that slavery had anything to do w/ the war to the rear...
Which was pushed there by the yankee winners to save face about slaves fight for the South and reminds the South everyday about slavery.
and the myth of the Black Confederate does that.
You can't have it both ways. First you say there were 1200 at best and now you say it is a myth.