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 veteransï¿½ accounts to tell the enlightening stories of these Black Confederates.
|Publisher:||Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||5 MB|
About the Author
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