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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Promotion: For black Confederate Civil War soldiers, “seeing the elephant” meant experiencing combat for the first time, and all cooks were promoted at the battle as soldiers when time and resources were short and the army needed surge capacity.
During the Civil War, some black men chose to fight for the Confederacy because they felt a sense of loyalty to their homeland. In Louisiana, a militia consisting of 440 free black men was formed, and they pledged to defend the Confederacy against the Union forces, even at the cost of their own lives.
During the Civil War, runaway slaves started seeking refuge behind Union lines, and some of them even joined the Union army. In 1863, black soldiers were officially incorporated into the Union Army as part of the Emancipation Proclamation. Towards the end of the war, important figures of the Confederacy, such as Major-General Patrick Cleburne, Jefferson Davis, and Robert E. Lee, proposed that slaves be armed and granted freedom if they fought on the southern side.