Lord I didn’t choose to be free!
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45 male African Americans volunteered to follow Nathan Bedford Forrest into the American Civil War and he promised to set them free Win or lose which he did a year and a half before the end of the American Civil War.
Giclee canvas print, size: 20″ x 24″
The slaves serviced faithfully to Massa Forrest’s company that he would not renege on his promise. A year and a half before the end of the war, Forrest was certain that their North’s victory over the South was inevitable, so he released free papers to 45 of his black men soldiers making them freemen.