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 Posted: Wed Jan 6th, 2010 08:02 pm
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There certainly were not hundreds and hundreds of thousands of black confederates, but reason would have it that there were a great deal of them. Conservative and liberal estimates of their number are likely biased. According to an SCV Camp site ".. A Union sanitary commission officer saw 3,000 black armed combatants in the Confederate Army moving through Fredricksburg, Va., in 1862." The historian Anthony Cohen makes a good point in saying "these weren’t Africans who were fighting — they were Southern-born Americans fighting for the only homeland they knew.” I would highly suggest looking at the graphic novel Cleburne to anyone who doubts the Confederacy would advocate African Americans fighting for the south. A few generals were for this idea

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