Browsing All posts tagged under »John M. “Jack” Dogans«

The panic of the Confederate Congress(?): a call for the conscription of free blacks

February 9, 2014 by


Early in February, 1864, there was a small piece in one of the Staunton newspapers about the Confederate Congress considering the conscription of free blacks. No, not as armed soldiers, but as “teamsters, cooks, & etc.” Understand, however, the objection was not because they were “people of color”, but because conscripting these folks would have […]

The flip-side to the search for Black Confederates

July 23, 2008 by


While the hoopla lingers around the stories about Weary Clyburn and discussion begins to grow around Peter Carmichael’s great article on Kevin Levin’s Civil War Memory Blog, I figured it a great opportunity to remember the other side of the search for Black Confederates. John M. “Jack” Dogans was the only free black in Page […]


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