Sometimes history repeats itself.
Readers of this blog will remember the visit paid by George Purvis and the “Southern Heritage Advancement Preservation and Education” group and its website. Mr. Purvis claims he’s very interested in finding out evidence about black Confederates, and he’s currently engaged in making a list called “Negros in Gray.” Mr. Purvis assures us that he “has spent countless hours researching what we have listed on this site, and we will continue to do so for the sake of educating our visitors and guests. We ask that you the viewer join us in applying as much factual detail to our site as possible.”
Well, Andy Hall appears to have taken Mr. Purvis up on his invitation. The results are not good for Mr. Purvis. Andy picked out a fellow named Peter Phelps, who was of interest to him because he hailed from Andy’s own county. The result was a rather nice piece of research which nicely debunks Mr. Purvis’s claim that Peter Phelps was a black Confederate.
It will be interesting to see what Mr. Purvis says in response, or whether his fellow travelers, like “BorderRuffian,” scamper away again like cockroaches exposed to light. For now, however, another Black Confederate claim is debunked. Nice work, Andy.