For those who choose to believe that thousands of black men actually enlisted in various Confederate commands, this is a reasonable question. But, since participants on this message board tend to ignore points and questions made by others, you won't get anything more than more Black Confederate stories. Yes, legislation was required to arm slaves, and foreign recognition and military intervention was greatly desired by the Confederate government. Professor Durden's book which I cited yesterday (and which apparently no one has read or cares to read) is entirely about the debate within the Confederacy which began in earnest during the middle of 1863.
If I may ask this of you and others, please read, consider and acknowledge contrary opinions. If no one is listening, then no one is learning.
We're all just repeating the same old "facts."
You cited a good synopsis of the Confederate attempt to bring free blacks and slaves into the army. It appears to have taken from this location.
Out of courtesy to the author, please cite sources.