'Black Confederates' enlisted and later dropped from rolls

Discussion in 'Non Military History of the War of the Rebellion' started by jgoodguy, Nov 2, 2019.

  1. Tom

    Tom Well-Known Member

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    Of the FMC that enlisted in the CSA, the great majority just served out their term or until discharged for disability.
    Only about 1 or 2% were discharged because of race.
     
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    jgoodguy Webmaster Staff Member Administrator

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    I imagine somewhere along the line in the past some colonel told some clerk: "I said to put him on the damn roll, I don't care what Richmond says".
     
  3. jgoodguy

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    Evidence?
     
  4. Wehrkraftzersetzer

    Wehrkraftzersetzer Hüter des Reinheitsgebotes

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    since the CSA had at least the Sherokee Mounted Rifles, what percentage of the FMC were Native Americans (and therefore definitely not black)?
     
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    Stand Watie-CSA General-1st Cherokee Mounted Rifles.
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  6. Tom

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    "Only about 1 or 2% were discharged because of race."
    I've collected about 1,000 records of fmc and a few slaves who were in CS service.
    That's what the records show.
     
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    I suppose you could classify Native Americans as fmc but the term usually refers to someone of African descent.
     
  8. jgoodguy

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    Not enlisted, but served?
     
  9. Tom

    Tom Well-Known Member

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    Enlisted.
     
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    Good, you have a whole bunch of evidence to show. I look forward to seeing it.
     
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    A good many are posted at that other board.
     
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  12. jgoodguy

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    Oh, you are referring to all those nonmilitary cooks 'enlisted' under the 1862 law.
     

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