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 Posted: Mon Apr 27th, 2009 03:29 pm
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borderuffian wrote: susansweet3 wrote: Many African American heroes served with the south.


Can you cite some references that name these heros ?

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.

That 'hero' list goes from pretty specific to totally general, in 3 steps.
IIRC, the Charleston firemen put out fires caused by the CSA destroying the navy yard in early 1865. They go where the fires are; regardless of cause...

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