Here’s a listing of close to 8,000 CLICK FOR – Black Confederate soldiers
How many Black Confederate soldiers served?
Among the hundreds of thousands of white soldiers who served, it’s claimed that there were more than 3,000 but fewer than 10,000 black soldiers who carried arms for the Confederacy. The number of black workers supporting the cause ranged from 20,000 to 50,000.
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The Promotion – For black Confederate Civil War soldiers, “seeing the elephant” meant experiencing combat for the first time and all cooks were promoted at battle as soldiers when time and resources were short and the army needed surge capacity. The Confederate soldiers of the Civil War were often hungry. They mostly ate hard crackers made from flour, water, and salt called hardtack. Sometimes, they would also get salt pork or corn meal to eat. To supplement their meals, soldiers would also forage from the land around them. They would hunt game and gather fruit, berries, and nuts whenever they could.