And now it’s time for another research exercise …
There’s been a rather lively discussion over the past several years over the presence of enslaved blacks in the ranks of the Confederate army, what role they played, whether they were combat troops, and so on. Let’s set aside for the moment the question of the significance of all this. All I’m interested in now is a simple thing:
Can anyone offer evidence of a Confederate soldier writing about enslaved blacks serving as Confederate combat troops?
I know I’m not the only person to rise this point, and it’s not the first time I’ve raised it. In fact, it’s been raised with increasing frequency. But there’s no harm in asking, right?
Please share your findings in the comments section. Thanks.