posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 12:14 PM
Originally posted by bismarcksea
And many would also be suprised to know how many black soldiers fought FOR the South during the American Civil War.
But when the war is described as being fought over race....those kind of details get swept under the rug.
thats right, i was gonna talk about last night too but thought i shouldnt change the subject. there was at least 300,000 black confederte troops
both freemen and slaves.some slaves were froced to service, others went on thier own because they loved the people that owned them.
one example is bill yopp, he was a slave who went to war with his owner lt thomas yopp and servered with untill the end. years after when lt yopp was
in a veterns home bill found him and took care of him until his death.
and most people dont know that some free blacks owned slavesbut thats a whole other can of worms
the US Civil war was not started over slaverly, it was about trade and the laws that the industrailized north wanted passed to control the
agriclutural south, slaverly became of later on as the north kept pushing for the laws.