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“Black Confederates” were no different than WW2 civilian POWs… are you serious!?

March 3, 2009 by


I had to toss this up on the blog. I’m currently engaged in an exchange on a Civil War ListServ in which someone else has compared the labor provided to the Confederacy by African-Americans (let’s take, for example, a personal body servant) to the labor provided by American POWs (let’s say, as in the case of […]

My point in posting the pension abstract… more on the way in which “Black Confederates” are “honored”

September 1, 2008 by


Despite criticism of my motivations behind one of my most recent posts, posting what I did was not merely a matter of convenience in support of my argument. The material does support it, but that’s not the point. This is just laying out the facts as defined, not by me, but by the state and […]

No need for “interpretation” when the facts were made clear some 90 years ago

August 30, 2008 by


Recalling that I had something in my papers that deals specifically with the Virginia Servants’ Pension records, I started digging in my files and was happy to find something of value to the discussion about “Black Confederates.” More specifically, my finding addresses the need of some people today to insist that a “Black Confederate,” whether […]