Black Southerners in Confederate Armies: A Collection of Historical Accounts
Black Southerners in Confederate Armies: A Collection of Historical Accounts

Black Southerners in Confederate Armies: A Collection of Historical Accounts

by Charles Barrow, J Segars

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Large numbers of slaves and freedmen served the South, in some cases as soldiers and sailors for the Confederacy. This book uses official records, newspaper articles, and veterans� accounts to tell the enlightening stories of these Black Confederates.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455601264
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/23/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Charles Kelly Barrow is a native Georgian, born in Atlanta and raised in DeKalb County and the Tucker area. With J. H. Segars and R. B. Rosenburg, he compiled and edited the anthology Black Confederates , also a Pelican title. In 1979, he joined the Sons of Confederate Veterans and currently serves as second vice-president of the Pike County Historical Society and as the historian-in-chief of the SCV (the youngest ever appointed). He graduated from Shorter College in 1988 with a B.S. in social science. Now a social studies teacher at Flint River Academy, he is working on his masterís degree at Piedmont College. He resides in Zebulon, Georgia.
J. H. "Hank" Segars, a native of Eatonton, Georgia, is managing editor of Southern Lion Books, an independent publisher of regional books, and a consultant to first-time authors. Segars earned an A.B. from West Georgia College and an M.Ed. from the University of Georgia. He is the author and editor of a number of books about the American South, including Andersonville: The Southern Perspective and Black Confederates, both published by Pelican. Segars is the founding president of the Northeast Georgia Civil War Round Table and now lives near rural Madison, Georgia, with his wife.

Table of Contents

Encountering Black Confederates in History     1
Reports and Correspondence from the Official Records     27
Veteran Accounts     49
Confederate Pension Applications     73
Historical Accounts     101
Newspaper Articles, 1861-1941     131
Southern Memorials, Markers, and Tributes     161
Bivouac of the Dead: Published Obituaries and Reminiscences     183
Contemporary Prespectives     203

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