Searching for Black Confederates

The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth

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More than 150 years after the end of the Civil War, scores of websites, articles, and organizations repeat claims that anywhere between 500 and 100,000 free and enslaved African Americans fought...

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"The pose one sees in photographs of Confederate soldiers with their seemingly loyal 'camp slaves' is in microcosm what the issue of 'Black Confederates' became in our own time--a 'pose' by...

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