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5 02, 2018

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By |2018-02-05T18:38:11+00:00February 5th, 2018|Black Confederates|Comments Off on Black Confederates 075

Holt Collier - Mississippi Legend Holt Collier, Mississippi Legend For Day 2 of Black History February-Holt Collier, Mississippi legend. Holt Collier was born into servitude in MS to the Howell Hinds family. At 10 years old, he displayed unparalleled marksman and hunting skills, which of course means he was taught to shoot and handle firearms. Not so surprising if people would put their brains in gear. People did not go to Kroger [...]

25 10, 2017

Black Confederates 074

By |2017-10-25T19:57:11+00:00October 25th, 2017|Black Confederates|Comments Off on Black Confederates 074

Company H, "Independent Volunteers" - 57th Georgia Infantry This is one of my favorite photos. The men are from left to right: First Lieutenant Archibald C. McKinley, Captain John Richard Bonner, Scott (who was Lt McKinley's servant), and Second Lieutenant William S. Stetson. These men were officers of Company H "Independent Volunteers," 57th Georgia Infantry. You might find it interesting to know what Lt. McKinley said about the death of his friend [...]

26 01, 2016

Black Confederates 073

By |2016-01-26T21:12:13+00:00January 26th, 2016|Black Confederates|Comments Off on Black Confederates 073

Blacks And The Confederacy Last July, Anthony Hervey, an outspoken black advocate for the Confederate flag, was killed in a car crash. Arlene Barnum, a surviving passenger in the vehicle, told authorities and the media that they had been forced off the road by a carload of "angry young black men" after Hervey, while wearing his Confederate kepi, stopped at a convenience store en route to his home in Oxford, Mississippi. His [...]

26 03, 2011

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By |2011-03-26T14:44:23+00:00March 26th, 2011|Black Confederates|Comments Off on Black Confederates 069

Polk Arnold Polk Arnold 1844-1932 Researched by Leslie D. Marsh Commander, Sons of Confederate Veterans Sumner A. Cunningham Camp #1620 Shelbyville, Tennessee Edited by Melissa Edwards Peter Turney UDC March 2011 CLICK HERE to read this article. PLEASE NOTE: The article is in PDF format. You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer to view this document. CLICK HERE to download a free version of this software. If you already have Adobe Acrobat [...]

19 07, 2008

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By |2008-07-19T22:29:35+00:00July 19th, 2008|Black Confederates|Comments Off on Black Confederates 067

Black Confederate: A. D. Mitchell "Floyd Lamar" 6th Alabama Infantry, Home Guard, Confederate Valet, CSA From the March 10, 1938 edition of The Coalfield Progress: A. D. Mitchell Once a Slave Dies at 95 A. D. Mitchell, 95 years old, one of the old slaves and negro preachers, one of the most beloved of his race; died last week at the home of "Red" Hollis, where he had made his home for [...]

2 03, 2008

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By |2008-03-02T18:12:37+00:00March 2nd, 2008|Black Confederates|Comments Off on Black Confederates 064

Black Mississippi Legislator Defends Confederate Monument Confederate Heritage Month Minute By: Calvin E. Johnson, Jr. In Mississippi on February 1, 1890, an appropriation for a monument to the Confederate dead was being considered. A delegate had just spoken against the bill, when John F. Harris, a Black Republican delegate from Washington, county, rose to speak: "Mr. Speaker! I have risen in my place to offer a few words on the bill. I [...]

1 08, 2007

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By |2007-08-01T20:29:00+00:00August 1st, 2007|Black Confederates|Comments Off on Black Confederates 062

Amos Rucker - A Soldier Remembered By: Calvin E. Johnson, Jr., Author of When America stood for God, Family and Country. 1064 West Mill Drive Kennesaw, Georgia 30152 Phone: 770 428 0978 Remember the American soldier's who defend our great nation. A article recently appeared in a Charlotte, North Carolina newspaper about Wary Clyburn, a Black Confederate, who will be remembered on August, 26, 2007 during a reunion of his descendants in [...]

26 07, 2007

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By |2007-07-26T14:11:00+00:00July 26th, 2007|Black Confederates|Comments Off on Black Confederates 060

The Case of David H. White and the First Emancipation Proclamation Author: Raphael Waldburg In the afternoon of October 9th 1862 the raiding cruiser Alabama had just made her latest capture, the Yankee schooner Tonawanda (1). Aboard the prize were 75 civilian passengers. Among them was the slave David H. White, body-servant to a Delaware businessman on his way to Europe. The Alabama crew was in need of men and Captain Raphael [...]

11 04, 2007

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By |2007-04-11T22:13:00+00:00April 11th, 2007|Black Confederates|Comments Off on Black Confederates 059

Remembering Black Confederates Wednesday, April 11, 2007 ELIZABETH JOHNSTON / A View from the Valley Since April is Confederate History Month, I thought it would be appropriate to discuss a much overlooked part of the history of the Confederacy — that of the service of black Southerners, both slave and free, in the Confederate army. Of course, loyalty to the South was by no means uniform; an estimated 500,000 blacks came into [...]

6 03, 2007

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By |2007-03-06T13:01:00+00:00March 6th, 2007|Black Confederates|Comments Off on Black Confederates 058

Black Confederates Sunday, March 04, 2007 Well, another February, Black History Month, has come and gone. There were plenty of opportunities during this shortest month of the year to hear all about the civil rights movement, and “Roots”, and “Glory”, and “buffalo soldiers”. But, somehow that other side – that embarrassing Confederate side – didn’t get shown. One recent book took 290 pages to discuss Union black troops but a mere [...]