A War of Aggression: In Perspective, Pt. 2

If I had foreseen the use those people designed to make of their victory, there would have been no surrender at Appomattox Courthouse. No sir, not by me. Had I foreseen these results of subjugation, I would have preferred to die at Appomattox with my brave men, my sword in this right hand.

– General Robert E. Lee

According to the 1860 US Census, 4.8 percent of Southerners owned slaves. 95.2 percent did not.

Unofficially, an estimated 300,000 Southern black men armed themselves, enlisted, and served heroically for the Confederacy. This number is even more impressive when we consider that Southern blacks were exempt from the Confederate draft.

When raw percentages are taken into account, far more blacks fought for the Confederacy than the Union. The Union possessed about 3 million soldiers. Of these about 200,000 were black, 6 percent of the total. The Confederacy had about 1 million soldiers. Of these an estimated 300,000 were black. 30 percent of the total – 24 percent more than fought for the North.

The first Northerner killed in the war, Major Theodore Winthrop of the 7th Regiment, New York State Militia, was brought down by a black Confederate sharpshooter at the Battle of Bethel Church, June 10, 1861.

The Price of Freedom: Slavery and Civil War
Martin Harry Greenberg, Charles G Waugh

[Part 1 can be found here.]

  • John C Carleton

    Uncle Sugar don’t like to talk about the souther black men who fought side by side with white Southerners, unlike the Norther United States war criminal army, which would not allow blacks to serve in their outfits, to eat with them, to sleep in the same tents.
    He also don’t like to talk about the Southern black women, raped and murdered by the War Criminal US soldiers.
    He also don’t like to talk about starving and allowing to die of disease, 20,000 black women and children in Yankee death camps.

    • Lewie Paine

      This is the Confederate Monument at Arlington National Cemetery. Note the man second from the right. Not merely a black slave but an armed black Confederate soldier marching proudly with his white Confederate brothers.

      About the time this monument was erected, in 1908, the North began suppressing the truth about the reality of black Confederate soldiers because it exposed the lie of Lincoln’s War.


      • John C Carleton

        Texas had quite a few free blacks, and they fought with the Texas troops, against the invaders, same as the white folk. Know the great grandson of one of them. His great something uncle, fought with Texas as a free black in the war for Texas independence, and was given lands for his service, just like the white soldiers.
        There was not such division between the blacks and whites of the south before the yankee stared it up. Slavery is always wrong, was on the way out, and was not why the war was fought.
        Black folks did not even as free blacks, have equal rights in practice, but they fared better as free blacks, and even as slaves most times, than left to the tender loving mercy of the pedophilic Uncle Sugar.

        • Bo Bullard

          Most of those free blacks fought for the Union. One of those men, George B. Jackson, became one of the wealthiest in Texas.

      • uncommon sense

        This is why they want to erase history and protect the myth of stinkin’ Lincoln, America’s first elected tyrant.

        • Bo Bullard

          Well…we could continue to make excuses for the idiot Southerners, who seceded from the Union…even though the Democratic Party still had a majority in the Senate following the 1860 elections, and they had they power to block almost anything Lincoln did. Real geniuses those guys. Muh state’s rahts! Muh slaves!

          • Lewie Paine

            Obviously your servitude is voluntary but not everyone feels that way.

          • John C Carleton

            Boy needs a dose of Castor oil!

          • Bo Bullard

            Because I’m right? That’s not much of a rebuttal, Johnny.

          • Bo Bullard

            You are free to vacate the nation, and seek sanctuary in the anarchic paradise of Congo.

          • Lewie Paine

            First I would invite the tyrannical US government to vacate America. Fascism has no place in the ‘land of the free.’

            Then I would invite all Americans to remember the founding principle of ‘life and liberty’ as enshrined in the Declaration and walk away from the socialism which is espoused in ‘promote the general Welfare’ as well as the collectivism known as ‘We the People.’

            Socialism failed in 20th century Europe and socialism will fail in 21st century America.

            Want a free lunch? Look elsewhere.

          • Bo Bullard

            You wouldn’t know what actual fascism is, if it were crushing your jaw with a boot.

          • Lewie Paine

            ….and you can’t appreciate freedom even when others fight for you.