Find information on African Americans who served in the Confederate military. Also includes information on Confederate laws and sentiments regarding black soldiers, particularly their supporters and the discrimination they faced.

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Amendment to the Negro Soldier Bill.
University of North Carolina presents a transcription of the Confederate States of America's 1865 bill that allowed slaves into the Confederate army.
Blacks who fought for the South (News Article)
Read a transcript of a Washington Times article by economist Walter Williams that reveals insight into the history of black Confederate soldiers.
Captain Andre Cailloux and Claude Paschal
A historical account of the first Black military hero of the Civil War. A member of the Louisiana Native Guards, this Confederate hero fell in defense of New Orleans.
Confederate Negro Enlistments
Read an article by Edward Spencer that details the conflict in the Confederate Congress that precluded black Confederate troops.
Robert E. Lee on Black Troops and the Confederacy
In the waning days of the Civil War, Gen. Robert E. Lee disclosed his thoughts on the subject of Negroes as soldiers for the Confederacy.
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