Posted by Tom on June 10, 1999 at 16:14:06:
In Reply to: Re: Miscellaneous Junk posted by Champ on June 10, 1999 at 15:18:35:
:"It's pure fantasy," contends James McPherson, a Princeton historian and one of the nation's leading Civil War scholars. Adds Edwin Bearss, historian emeritus at the National Park Service: "It's b.s., wishful thinking." Robert Krick, author of 10 books on the Confederacy, has studied the records of 150,000 Southern soldiers and found fewer than a dozen were black. "Of course, if I documented 12, someone would start adding zeros," he says.":
Ok, I checked out your site. Interesting. Then it did not take me long to find a site dedicated to refuting the myth of large numbers of blacks serving as soldiers in the Confederate Army. And nothing was more damning to that myth, at least to me, than the above quotation from an article written by Tony Horowitz for the "The Wall Street Journal." (5/8/97)
I think I am going to have to take the PC revisionist drivel of McPherson, Bearss, and Krick over the pseudo internet history written by the amateurs of the 34th Texas Cavalry.
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