|View single post by borderuffian|
|Posted: Thu Apr 23rd, 2009 02:40 pm||
Many African American heroes served with the south.
A few off the top of my head...
*Moses Dallas, Pilot, CSN, was killed in expedition to capture the USS Water Witch.
I believe the ship was piloted back to port by a slave.
*Charleston, SC, was under almost constant bombardment during the war. Several companies of free black firemen did heroic duty in putting out fires caused by that bombardment.
*The assistance of free blacks and slaves at the Battle of Petersburg, VA (June 1864) would qualify as heroic.
There are several accounts. I believe it would make a long list.